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Zao Fan
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Zao Fan (Melanteritum)

  1. Zao Fan
  2. Melanteritum
  3. 皂矾
  4. 绿矾
  5. 皂礬
  6. 綠礬

The Effect of Lv Fan


Sour, cool; liver and spleen meridians entered.


Remove toxicity and eliminate dampness, kill parasites and tonify blood.


Jaundice, infantile malnutrition, chronic diarrhea, hematochezia, anemia; pharyngitis, aphtha, eczema, scabies for external application.

Dosage and Administrations

It shouldn’t be decocted. Take the pills or powder, 0.8~1.6 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.


It is contraindicated to pregnant women and people with dyspepsia.