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Fructus Polygoni Orientalis

Shui Hong Hua Zi
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Name

Shui Hong Hua Zi (Fructus Polygoni Orientalis)

  1. Shui Hong Hua Zi
  2. 水紅花子
  3. Prince’s-Feather Fruit
  4. 水红花子

The Effect of Fructus Polygoni Orientalis

Property

Salty, cool; liver and spleen meridians entered.

Actions

Dissipate blood stasis and break stagnation, tonify the spleen and promote diuresis.

Indications

Scrofula, sores and boils, stomachache, abdominal mass, abdominal distension, poor appetite, ascites, acute conjunctivitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~10 g, pounded into powder or made into paste or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, made ointment or pounded for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach.