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Fructus Crotonis

Ba Dou
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Ba Dou 2
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Naming

Ba Dou (Purging Croton Fruit)

  1. Ba Dou
  2. Purging Croton Fruit
  3. 巴豆

The Effect of Fructus Crotonis

Property

Pungent, hot, toxic, stomach, large intestine, and lung meridians entered.

Actions

Remove cold accumulation with drastic purgative; expel water and alleviate edema; dispel phlegm and relieve sore throat; corrode wound and kill parasites.

Indications

Constipation due to accumulation of cold; milk and food stagnancy; hydroperitoneum and tympanites; throat obstruction and phlegm stagnation; abscess before diabrosis; scabies, tinea and malignant ulcer.

Dosage and Administrations

0.1~0.3 g, used in powder or pill after frostbitten, proper dose is for topical use.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to the pregnant women and valetudinarian, and is incompatible with Qian Niu Zi.