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Cao Shi Can

草石蚕
草石蚕 #

Name

Cao Shi Can (Chinese artichoke)

  1. 草石蚕
  2. 草石蠶
  3. Chinese artichoke

The Effect of Cao Shi Can

Property

Sweet, bland, cool; liver and spleen meridians entered.

Actions

Dispel wind and eliminate dampness, clear heat and remove toxicity.

Indications

Rheumatic arthritis, asthma, cough, jaundice due to damp-heat, stranguria, snake bites, morbid leucorrhea, pulmonary abscess, diphtheria, swelling and aching of gum, acute mastitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or made into powder or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application. Pounded into powder for applying.

Cautions

It cann’t be taken overdose.