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Achyranthes Aspera

Tu Niu Xi
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Name

Tu Niu Xi (Achyranthes Aspera)

  1. Tu Niu Xi
  2. 土牛膝

The Effect of Achyranthes Aspera

Property

Bitter, sour, neutral; liver and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Activate blood and dissipate blood stasis, dispel dampness and promote diuresis, clear heat and remove toxicity.

Indications

Stranguria, abdominal mass, urine with blood, malaria, edema, dysentery, traumatic injury, diphtheria, barbiers, rheumatoid arthritis, amenorrhea, sores.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g or 30~60 g of fresh product. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or pounded into juice for ear drop, or pounded into powder for puffing through throat.

Cations

It is contraindicated to pregnant women.