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Nardostachyos Root and Rhizome

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Name

Gan Song (Nardostachyos Root and Rhizome)

  1. Gan Song
  2. Radix et Rhizoma Nardostachyos
  3. 甘松

The Effect of Nardostachyos Root and Rhizome

Property

Sweet, pungent, warm; spleen and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Regulate qi and alleviate pain, soothe the spleen and invigorate stomach.

Indications

Stomachache, headache, hysteria, dermatophytosis, abdominal distension.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~6 g, or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application,
pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.

Cations

It is contraindicated in case of qi deficiency with blood-heat.