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Ma Bing Lang (Semen Capparis Masaikai)


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. Semen Capparis Masaikai
  3. Masaikai caper seed

The Effect of Ma Bing Lang


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


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


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.


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