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Falsehellebore Root and Rhizome

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Li Lu (Black False Hellebore)

  1. Li Lu
  2. 藜芦
  3. Black False Hellebore
  4. 藜蘆
  5. Radix et Rhizoma Veratri

The Effect of Falsehellebore Root and Rhizome


Bitter, cold, toxic; lung, liver and stomach meridians entered.


Clear heat, remove toxicity, kill parasites, eliminate phlegm.


Jaundice, chronic malaria, diarrhea, headache, tinea, scabies, sores, pharyngitis, epilepsy, apoplexy, favus of the scalp.

Dosage and Administrations

Take the powder, 0.3~0.6 g, or made into pills. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.


It is contraindicated for weak people and pregnant women. Antagonizing to Ren Shen, Sha Shen, Dan Shen, Xuan Shen, Ku Shen, Xi Xin and Bai Shao.