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Radix et Rhizoma Veratri

Li Lu
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Name

Li Lu (Black False Hellebore)

  1. Li Lu
  2. 藜蘆
  3. Falsehellebore Root and Rhizome
  4. Black False Hellebore
  5. 藜芦

The Effect of Radix et Rhizoma Veratri

Property

Bitter, cold, toxic; lung, liver and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat, remove toxicity, kill parasites, eliminate phlegm.

Indications

Jaundice, chronic malaria, diarrhea, headache, tinea, scabies, sores, pharyngitis, epilepsy, apoplexy, favus of the scalp.

Dosage and Administrations

Take the powder, 0.3~0.6 g, or made into pills. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated for weak people and pregnant women. Antagonizing to Ren Shen, Sha Shen, Dan Shen, Xuan Shen, Ku Shen, Xi Xin and Bai Shao.