Da Ye Ma Wei Lian (Faber meadowrue root and rhizome)
The drug is the dried root or whole herb of Thalictrum faberi Ulbr. (Family Ranunculaceae), growing in edge of mountainous forests or along streams in valleys, distributed in Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian and Hunan province.
The root conlains thalidasine, N-demethylthalidasine, berberine and thaliracebine, etc.
The Effect of Faber meadowrue root and rhizome
Bitter, cold; large intestine and liver meridians entered.
Clear heat, purge fire and remove toxicity.
Acute conjunctivitis, jaundice caused by damp-heat, diarrhea.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 3~10 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.
It is contraindicated in case of deficiency-cold in the spleen and stomach.