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Root of Japanese Banana

Ba Jiao Gen
Ba Jiao Gen #

Name

Ba Jiao Gen (Root of Japanese Banana)

  1. 芭蕉根
  2. Ba Jiao Gen
  3. 芭蕉頭
  4. 芭蕉头

The Effect of Root of Japanese Banana

Property

Sweet, cold; stomach, spleen and liver meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat, relieve thrist, induce diuresis, remove toxicity.

Indications

Sores and boils, edema, barbiers, jaundice, polydipsia, erysipelas, deep-rooted boil, metrorrhagia, bloody stranguria, fever.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g, or 30~60 g of the fresh, or pounded into juice. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying, or decocted for mouthwash.

Cautions

It is contraindicated in case of weakness in the stomach. Do not take too much.