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Japanese Ampelopsis Root

Bai Lian
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Name

Bai Lian (Radix Ampelopsis)

  1. Bai Lian
  2. 白蘞
  3. 白蔹
  4. Radix Ampelopsis

The Effect of Japanese Ampelopsis Root

Property

Bitter, pungent, slightly cold; heart and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and remove toxicity; cure abscess and dissipate nodulation; promote tissues regernation and heal sores.

Indications

Sores and abscess, scrofula, subcutaneous nodule; burn due to hot liquid or fire, rhagadia of the hand and foot.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 4.5~9 g. Proper dosage is for topical washing after decocting or applying after pounding into fine powder.

Cations

It should be avoided using in treating patients with deficiency cold of spleen and stomach. It is antagonistic to Wu Tou.