The Effect of Bittersweet Herb
Bitter, slightly cold, slightly toxic; liver and stomach meridians entered.
Clear heat, eliminate dampness, expel wind and remove toxicity.
Jaundice, edema, malaria, stranguria, rheumatoid arthritis, erysipelas, deep-rooted boil.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 15~30 g and double the fresh, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.
It is contraindicated to weak people without damp-heat.