The Effect of Lv Dou
Sweet, cold; heart and stomach meridians entered.
Clear heat and remove toxicity, relieve summer-heat and promote diuresis.
Edema, diarrhea, erysipelas, carbuncle and swelling, polydipsia due to summer-heat, toxicity of some drugs, such as Fu Zi, Pi Shi.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 15~30 g, large dosage can be 120 g; or pounded into juice or made into powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.
It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold of spleen and stomach.