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Lei Gong Teng

Lei Gong Teng
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Name

Lei Gong Teng (Common Threewingnut Root)

  1. Radix Tripterygii Wilfordii
  2. Common Threewingnut Root
  3. 雷公藤

The Effect of Lei Gong Teng

Property

Bitter, pungent, cool, toxic; liver and heart meridians entered.

Actions

Dispel wind and eliminate dampness, dredge meridians to alleviate pain, disperse swelling to alleviate pain, remove toxicity and kill parasites.

Indications

Rheumatoid arthritis, leprosy, nodules due to damp-heat, tumor.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct for 1~2 hours; made into syrup or extract tablet; pounded into powder for capsules, 0.5~1.5 g per time, three times a day. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder or made into ointment or tincture for applying.

Cations

It should be used very carefully for oral taking because it is with strong toxicity. It must be less than half an hour for external application, or it will cause blister.