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Radix et Caulis Opuntiae Dillenii

仙人掌
仙人掌 #

Name

Xian Ren Zhang (Cholla root and stem)

  1. 仙人掌
  2. Cholla root and stem

The Effect of Radix et Caulis Opuntiae Dillenii

Property

Bitter, cold; heart, lung and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Promote the flow of qi, activate blood, clear heat and remove toxicity, cool blood to stop bleeding, clear lung-heat and relieve cough.

Indications

Dysentery, sores and boils, snake and insect bites, acute mastitis, hematemesis, tinea, cough caused by lung-heat, scalds, frostbite, laryngalgia, stomachache, abdominal mass, haemorrhoid bleeding, hemoptysis caused by tuberculosis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~30 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cautions

It is contraindicated in case of deficiency cold.