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Lance Asiabell Root

Shan Hai Luo
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Name

Shan Hai Luo (Lance Asiabell Root)

Sources

The drug is the dried root of Codonopsis lanceolata (Sieb. et Zucc.) Trautv. (family Campanulaceae), growing in woods, damp soils along creeks, and distributed in Northeast China, Northern China, Eastern China and Henan, Hubei, Guangdong, Guangxi.

  1. Shan Hai Luo
  2. Yang Ru
  3. 羊乳
  4. 四葉參
  5. Si Ye Shen
  6. 山海螺
  7. Radix Codonopsis Lanceolatae
  8. 四叶参

The Effect of Lance Asiabell Root

Property

Sweet, pungent, neutral; spleen and lung meridians entered.

Actions

Resolve swelling, remove toxicity, discharge pus, eliminate phlegm and promote milk-secretion.

Indications

Scrofula, leucorrhea, boils, pulmonary abscess, acute mastitis, appendicitis, oligogalactia, tonsillitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~60 g, 45~120 g with fresh product. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with fresh product.

Cations

It is contraindicated for the early stage of external pathogens and people without sweat. It is antagonistic to Li Lu.