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Ma Bing Lang

马槟榔
马槟榔 #

Name

Ma Bing Lang (Semen Capparis Masaikai)

Sources

The drug is the dried kernel of Capparis masaikai Lévl. (Family Capparidaceae), growing in forests, and distributed in Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan of China.

  1. 马槟榔
  2. Masaikai caper seed
  3. Semen Capparis Masaikai

The Effect of Ma Bing Lang

Property

Sweet, cold; spleen, stomach and lung meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and remove toxicity, promote the secretion of saliva to relieve thirst, hasten child delivery.

Indications

Sore throat, laryngitis, thirst by summer-heat, febrile disease, measles, food stagnation, dystocia.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~6 g, or chew 1~2 Ma Bing Lang directly. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Contraindication

It is contraindicated to pregnant women. Avoid taking for a long time for the unmarried or married women who haven' t bear children.