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Radix Zanthoxyli

Liang Mian Zhen1
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Name

Liang Mian Zhen (Radix Zanthoxyli)

  1. Liang Mian Zhen
  2. Shinyleaf Pricklyash Root
  3. 兩面針
  4. 两面针

The Effect of Radix Zanthoxyli

Property

Bitter, pungent, neutral, slightly toxic; liver and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Activate blood and remove stasis, promote the circulation of qi and alleviate pain, dispel wind and dredge meridians, remove toxicity and resolve swelling.

Indications

Traumatic injury, stomachache, toothache, snake bites, rheumatic arthritis; burns for external application.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~10 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.

Cautions

It cann’t be taken overdosage. It is contraindicated to eat with sour food.