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Barberry Root

San Ke Zhen
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San Ke Zhen (Radix Berberidis)

  1. San Ke Zhen
  2. 三颗针
  3. Radix Berberidis
  4. 三顆針

The Effect of Barberry Root


Bitter, cold, toxic; liver, stomach and large intestine meridians entered.


Clear heat and eliminate dampness, purge fire and remove toxicity.


Jaundice, sores and boils, sore throat, eczema, red eyes, discharging ear, diarrhea due to dampness and heat.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.


It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach.