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Jia Zhu Tao

白色夹竹桃
白色夹竹桃 #

红色夹竹桃
红色夹竹桃 #

Name

Jia Zhu Tao (Oleander)

Sources

The drug is the dried or fresh leaf or bark of Nerium indicum Mill. (Apocynaceae), cultivated in most areas of China.

  1. 夹竹桃
  2. Folium seu Cortex Nerii
  3. 夾竹桃
  4. Oleander

The Effect of Jia Zhu Tao

Property

Bitter, cold, toxic; heart meridian entered.

Actions

Strengthen the heart, induce diuresis, eliminate phlegm, relieve asthma, dissipate stasis and alleviate pain.

Indications

Traumatic injury, amenorrhea caused by blood stasis, epilepsy, asthma with cough, heart failure.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 0.3~0.9 g, or made into powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or made into tincture for applying.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to pregnant women. Avoid taking for a long time or overdose.