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Radix Berberidis

San Ke Zhen
San Ke Zhen #

Name

San Ke Zhen (Radix Berberidis)

  1. San Ke Zhen
  2. Barberry Root
  3. 三顆針
  4. 三颗针

The Effect of Radix Berberidis

Property

Bitter, cold, toxic; liver, stomach and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and eliminate dampness, purge fire and remove toxicity.

Indications

Jaundice, sores and boils, sore throat, eczema, red eyes, discharging ear, diarrhea due to dampness and heat.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cautions

It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach.