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Cortex Hibisci

木槿皮
木槿皮 #

Name

Mu Jin Pi (Shrubalthea Bark)

  1. 木槿皮
  2. 川槿皮
  3. Mu Jin Pi
  4. Shrubalthea Bark

The Effect of Cortex Hibisci

Property

Bitter, sweet, cool; large intestine, liver and spleen meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and eliminate dampness, kill parasites and relieve itching.

Indications

Diarrhea due to damp-heat, hematochezia, leucorrhea with reddish discharge, haemorrhoids, rectocele, scabies, eczema of scrotum, trichomonas vaginalis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~9 g. Proper dosage is for external application. Soaked in wine for applying or decocted for washing.

Cautions

It is contraindicated in case of deficiency of spleen and stomach, and people without damp-heat.