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Blackend Swallowwort Root

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Bai Wei (Radix Cynanchi Atrati)

  1. Bai Wei
  2. Radix Cynanchi Atrati
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The Effect of Blackend Swallowwort Root


Bitter and cold; liver, kidney, lung, and stomach meridians entered.


Clear deficiency heat, clear lung heat, cool blood, remove toxicity, induce diuresis, alleviate stranguria.


Deficiency heat due to yin deficiency or post-parturition; cough due to lung heat; bleeding due to blood heat; heat and blood stranguria; sore and abscess, sore throat with swelling pain; exogenous pathogenic with yin deficiency.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 4.5~9 g.


It is contraindicated in cases of poor appetite and diarrhea due to deficient cold of spleen and stomach.