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Ecklonia kurome Okam

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Naming

Kun Bu (Ecklonia kurome Okam)——Ming Yi Bie Lu (Miscellaneous Records of Famous physicians)

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The Processing of Ecklonia kurome Okam

Origin

The dry pedalium of plant Laminaria japonica Aresch. or Ecklonia kurome Okam. of family Alariaceae.

Location

Shandong, Liaoning and Zhejiang provinces in China.

Harvest

Collected in summer and autumn.

The actual smell and taste

Fishy smell, salty taste.

Best quality

Big patch, thick, green.

Processing

Unprocessed.

The Effect of Ecklonia kurome Okam

Property

Salty, cold; liver, stomach and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Dissolve phlegm and soften hardness, induce diuresis and alleviate edema.

Indications

Same as Hai Zao. It is reinforced by the combination with Hai Zao.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~12 g, or make pill and powder.