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Ku Fan

枯矾
枯矾 #

Name

Ku Fan (Dried Alum)

  1. 枯礬
  2. 煆白礬
  3. 煅白矾
  4. Dried Alum
  5. 枯矾

The Effect of Ku Fan

Property

Sour, astringent, cold, toxic; lung, spleen, stomach and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Eliminate phlegm, dry dampness, arrest diarrhea, stop bleeding, remove toxicity and kill parasites.

Indications

Epilepsy, jaundice, sores and boils, nose bleeding, diarrhea, aphtha, hepatitis, prolapse of uterus, pharyngitis, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer.

Dosage and Administrations

Made into pills or powder, 1~5 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Contraindication

It is contraindicated in case of yin deficiency and weakness in stomach.