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Ban Zhu Gen


Ban Zhu Gen (Rhizoma et Radix Phyllostachydis Bambusoidis)


The drug is the dried root and rhizome of Phyllostachys bambusoides Sieb. et Zuec. (family Graminae), cultivated or growing in low sealevel slopes, and distributed in East China and Shaanxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan. The vagina named Ban Zhu Qiao and the flower named Ban Zhu Hua of this plant are also used as drug.

  1. 斑竹根
  2. Rhizoma et Radix Phyllostachydis Bambusoidis
  3. 刚竹根
  4. Root and rhizome of giant timber bamboo

The Effect of Ban Zhu Gen


Bland, slightly bitter, cold.


The root and rhizome are used to relieve rheumatic conditions, relieve cough and asthma; for the treatment of shortness of breath and cough, numbness and pain of limbs, pain of muscles and joints.

The vagina is used to relieve heat in blood, promote eruption; for the treatment of measles with inadequate eruption.

The flower is used for the treatment of scarlet fever.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g.