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Knoxia Root

Hong Da Ji
Hong Da Ji #

Name

Hong Da Ji (Knoxia Root)

  1. Hong Da Ji
  2. 紅大戟
  3. Radix Knoxiae
  4. 红大戟

The Effect of Knoxia Root

Property

Bitter, cold, slightly toxic; lung, spleen and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Counteract toxic pathogen, drive out accumulated water, resolve swelling and dissipate nodulation.

Indications

Scrofula, sores and boils, difficulty in urination and defecation, subcutaneous nodule, thoracic and abdominal effusion.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 1.5~3 g or take the powder, 0.3~1 g, or made into pill or powder, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.

Cations

It is contraindicated to the weak and pregnant women.