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Pericarpium Papaveris

Yin Su Qiao
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Yin Su Qiao (Pericarpium Papaveris)

  1. Ying Su Qiao
  2. 罂粟壳
  3. 米壳
  4. Mi Qiao
  5. Ying Su Ke
  6. 罌粟殼
  7. 米殼

The Effect of Pericarpium Papaveris


Sour, astringent, neutral, slightly toxic; lung, large intestine and kidney meridians entered.


Astringe intestine to relieve diarrhea, astringe lung to relieve cough, alleviate pain.


Chronic diarrhea and dysentery, chronic cough due to lung deficiency, abdomen and stomach pain, joint pain.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~9 g. Roasted with honey for relieving cough, stir-baked with vinegar for relieving bleeding and pain.


With a tendency of addiction, it is contraindicated in case of early stage of cough, diarrhea and dysentery of excess heat.