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Shi Nan

The Effect of Shi Nan


Pungent, neutral, bitter, slightly toxic; liver and kidney meridians entered.


Dispel wind, dredge meridians and tonify kidney.


Impotence, spermatorrhea, sores and weakness of waist and knees, rheumatic arthritis, migraine, rubella.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~12 g, or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for sprinkling or puffing through nose.


It is contraindicated in case of yin deficiency with effulgent fire.