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Bittersweet Herb

Bai Ying
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Name

Bai Ying (Bittersweet Herb)

  1. Bai Ying
  2. Herba Solani Lyrati
  3. 蜀羊泉
  4. 白英

The Effect of Bittersweet Herb

Property

Bitter, slightly cold, slightly toxic; liver and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat, eliminate dampness, expel wind and remove toxicity.

Indications

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.

Cations

It is contraindicated to weak people without damp-heat.