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Ruan Shui Huang Lian

软水黄连
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Name

Ruan Shui Huang Lian (Herba et Radix Thalictri Ramosi)

  1. 软水黄连
  2. Herba et Radix Thalictri Ramosi
  3. Herb and root of multibranch meadowrue

The Effect of Ruan Shui Huang Lian

Property

Bitter, cold; liver and large intestine meridians entered.

Sources

The drug is the dried whole plant or root of Thalictrum ramosum Boivin (family Ranunculaceae). Growing in woods and shrubs, on hills, roadsides or brook sides, or at wet places, distributed in the west part of Hunan, the north part of Guangxi, Sichuan of China.

Actions

It is used to clear heat and remove toxicity, to induce diuresis; for the treatment of conjunctivitis, dysentery, jaundice, sores and boils.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.

Contraindication

It is contraindicated in case of deficiency cold in the spleen and stomach.