Kun Bu (Ecklonia kurome Okam)——Ming Yi Bie Lu (Miscellaneous Records of Famous physicians)
The Processing of Kun Bu
The dry pedalium of plant Laminaria japonica Aresch. or Ecklonia kurome Okam. of family Alariaceae.
Shandong, Liaoning and Zhejiang provinces in China.
Collected in summer and autumn.
The actual smell and taste
Fishy smell, salty taste.
Big patch, thick, green.
The Effect of Kun Bu
Salty, cold; liver, stomach and kidney meridians entered.
Dissolve phlegm and soften hardness, induce diuresis and alleviate edema.
Same as Hai Zao. It is reinforced by the combination with Hai Zao.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 6~12 g, or make pill and powder.