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Bei Liu Ji Nu

Bei Liu Ji Nu
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Name

Bei Liu Ji Nu (Herba Siphonostegiae)

  1. 北劉寄奴
  2. Herba Siphonostegiae
  3. 北刘寄奴

The Effect of Bei Liu Ji Nu

Property

Bitter, cold; spleen, stomach, liver and gallbladder meridians entered.

Actions

Activate blood and remove stasis, stimulate the menstrual flow and alleviate pain, cool blood to stop bleeding, clear heat and promote diuresis.

Indications

Traumatic injury, jaundice due to dampness and heat, abdominal distension due to edema, abdominal mass, amenorrhea, abnormal menstruation, dysentery with bloody stool, urine with blood, leukorrhagia, pain due to blood stasis after delivery.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~9 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to pregnant women.