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Chinese Cinquefoil Herb

Wei Ling Cai
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Name

Wei Ling Cai (Chinese Cinquefoil Herb)

  1. Wei Ling Cai
  2. Herba Potentillae Chinensis
  3. 委陵菜

The Effect of Chinese Cinquefoil Herb

Property

Bitter, cold; liver and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and remove toxicity, cool blood and check diarrhea.

Indications

Sores and boils, bleeding due to hemorrhoids, chronic dysentery, abdominal pain due to dysentery with blood.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g, or pounded into powder or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, decocted for washing or pounded into powder for sprinkling, or pounded for applying.