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Bi Qi

荸荠
荸荠 #

Name

Bi Qi (Water chestnut)

  1. 荸薺
  2. Water chestnut
  3. 荸荠

The Effect of Bi Qi

Property

Sweet, cold; lung and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and promote the secretion of body fluid, resolve phlegm and promote digestion.

Indications

Diabetes, jaundice, indigestion, dysentery, hot eyes, sore throat, heat stranguria, cough due to phlegm-heat, excrescence.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 60~120 g or take the juice, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or eye drops.

Cations

It is contraindicated in case of deficiency cold and blood deficiency.