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Japanese Dock Root

The Effect of Japanese Dock Root


Bitter, cold, slightly toxic, liver, heart and large intestine meridians entered.


Clear heat and relax the bowels, promote diuresis, stop bleeding and kill parasites.


Tinea, scabies, traumatic injury, jaundice, sores, hematemesis, favus of the scalp, all kind of haemorrhage, hepatitis, functional uterine bleeding, constipation, colitis, stranguria with turbid discharge.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or pounded into juice or made paste. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into juice for applying or decocted for washing.


It is contraindicated for diarrhea with eating less food and deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach.