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Hou Zao

猴枣
猴枣 #

Name

Hou Zao (Rhesus Macaque Bezoar)

  1. 猴枣
  2. 猴棗
  3. Rhesus Macaque Bezoar

The Effect of Hou Zao

Property

Bitter, slightly salty, cold; salty; heart, lung and liver meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and relieve convulsion, eliminate phlegm and relieve asthma, remove toxicity and resolve swelling.

Indications

Epilepsy, scrofula, sore throat, pharyngitis, asthma and cough due to phlegm-heat, acute infantile convulsions.

Dosage and Administrations

Take the powder 0.3~1 g.It shouldn’t be decocted. Proper dosage is for external application, ground with vinegar for applying.