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Lai Fu

莱菔
莱菔 #

Name

Lai Fu (Radish)

  1. 莱菔
  2. Luo Bo
  3. Radish
  4. 萝卜

The Effect of Lai Fu

Property

Pungent, sweet, cool; spleen, lung, stomach and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Promote digestion, direct qi downward, resolve phlegm, stop bleeding, relieve thrist and induce diuresis.

Indications

Indigestion, abdominal distention, diarrhea, sore throat, hematemesis, hemoptysis, nose bleeding, hematochezia, diabetes, cough due to phlegm-heat, acid regurgitation, stranguria with turbid discharge for oral administration; sores and boils, bruising, scalds and chiblain for external application.

Dosage and Administrations

Eat it directly or take the juice, 30~100 g, or decoct in water, or cook it for eating. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.

Cations

Avoid taking Di Huang and He Shou Wu when using the drug. It is contraindicated in case of deficiency cold in spleen and stomach.