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Root of Great Burdock

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Name

Niu Bang Gen (Root of Great Burdock)

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  2. Radix Arctii
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The Effect of Root of Great Burdock

Property

Bitter, slightly sweet, cool; heart and lung meridians entered.

Actions

Expel wind-heat, resolve swelling.

Indications

Toothache, sores and boils, sore throat, diabetes, cough, dizziness, edema of face.

Dosage and Administrations

Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.
Decoct 6~15 g, or pounded into juice, or soaked in wine.