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Hu Zhang Cao

虎掌草
虎掌草 #

Name

Hu Zhang Cao (Brooklet Anemone Root)

  1. 虎掌草
  2. Radix Anemones Rivularis
  3. Brooklet Anemone Root

The Effect of Hu Zhang Cao

Property

Bitter, pungent, neutral, slightly toxic; liver, lung, stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and remove toxicity, activate blood and relax the tendons.

Indications

Scrofula, sores and boils, malaria, stomachache, traumatic injury, rheumatic arthritis, mumps, acute tonsillitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decoctdd for mouthwash.

Cautions

Avoid contacting with skin for a long time.