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Xian Ren Zhang (Cholla root and stem)

  1. 仙人掌
  2. Radix et Caulis Opuntiae Dillenii

The Effect of Cholla root and stem


Bitter, cold; heart, lung and stomach meridians entered.


Promote the flow of qi, activate blood, clear heat and remove toxicity, cool blood to stop bleeding, clear lung-heat and relieve cough.


Dysentery, sores and boils, snake and insect bites, acute mastitis, hematemesis, tinea, cough caused by lung-heat, scalds, frostbite, laryngalgia, stomachache, abdominal mass, haemorrhoid bleeding, hemoptysis caused by tuberculosis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~30 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.


It is contraindicated in case of deficiency cold.