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Gan Zhe

Sugarcane
Sugarcane #

Name

Gan Zhe (Sugarcane)

  1. 甘蔗
  2. Sugarcane

The Effect of Gan Zhe

Property

Sweet, cold; lung and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and promote the secretion of body fluid, moisten dryness, harmonize the spleen and stomach, remove toxicity.

Indications

Diabetes, nausea and vomit, constipation, sores and boils, cough due to deficiency-heat, dysphoria. It can be used to alleviate a hangover.

Dosage and Administrations

Extract the juice, 30~90 g is taken each time. Proper dose is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated in case of deficiency cold in spleen and stomach.