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Bei Dou Gen

Bei Dou Gen
Bei Dou Gen #

Name

Bei Dou Gen (Asiatic Moonseed Rhizome)

  1. Rhizoma Menispermi
  2. 北豆根
  3. Asiatic Moonseed Rhizome

The Effect of Bei Dou Gen

Property

Bitter, cold, slightly toxic; lung, stomach and lung intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and remove toxicity; resolve swelling and alleviate pain; promote diuresis.

Indications

Sore throat; cough with lung heat; mumps; diarrhea; jaundice; rheumatoid arthritis; haemorrhoid; snake and insect bites.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~9 g. It should be slowly swallowed in the mouth for sore throat. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.