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Callicarpa kwangtungensis Chun

Guang Dong Zi Zhu
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Name

Guang Dong Zi Zhu (Callicarpa kwangtungensis Chun)

Sources

The drug is the dried stem and leaves of Callicarpa kwangtungensis Chun (family Verbenaceae), growing in shrubs of hill-slopes or on roadsides of mountain-lands, distributed in Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Guangdong, Guangxi of China.

  1. Guang Dong Zi Zhu
  2. Jin Dao Cai
  3. 金刀菜
  4. 廣東紫珠
  5. 广东紫珠

The Effect of Callicarpa kwangtungensis Chun

Property

Bitter, astringent, cool; liver, lung and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Astringe to stop bleeding, dissipate blood stasis, clear heat and remove toxicity.

Indications

Sores and boils, sore throat, nose bleeding, hematemesis, hematochezia, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, cough due to lung-heat, traumatic hemorrhage, burns and scalds.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying on the affected area.