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Da Huo Cao

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Da Huo Cao (Anomones Tomentosea Radix)


The drug is the dried or fresh root of Anemone tomentosa (Maxim.)Pei (Family Ranunculaceae), growing in sunny slope, distributed in Hebei, Shaoxi, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Sichuan of China.


The root contains anemonine.

  1. 大火草
  2. Anomones Tomentosea Radix
  3. 大火草根
  4. Da Huo Cao Gen

The Effect of Da Huo Cao


The root is used to eliminate phlegm, to dissipate blood stasis, to promote digestion, to pervent attack of malaria and to destroy parasites, for the treatment of dyspepsia, malaria, internal injury caused by overstrain, cough with dyspnea, traumatic injury, infantile malnutrition neurodermatitis, furuncles and sores.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~9 g or take its powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.