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Cheng Liu

Cheng Liu
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Cheng Liu (Chinese Tamarisk Twing)

  1. 西河柳
  2. 柽柳
  3. Chinese tamarisk
  4. Cacumen Tamaricis
  5. 檉柳
  6. Xi He Liu
  7. Chinese Tamarisk Twing

The Effect of Cheng Liu


Sweet, pungent, neutral; lung, stomach and heart meridians entered.


Dispel wind, induce diaphoresis, promote eruption of measles, romove toxicity.


Anemopyretic cold, the beginning of the Measles, incomplete eruption of measles, rheumatoid arthritis, pruritus.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~15 g or made into powder. Proper dosage is for external application, decocted for washing.


It is contraindicated to those who have complete eruption of measles, and weak people with hyperhidrosis.