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Wu Bei Zi

Wu Bei Zi
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Wu Bei Zi (Galla Chinensis)

  1. Galla Chinensis
  2. 五倍子
  3. Chinese Gall

The Effect of Wu Bei Zi


Sour, pungent, cold; lung , large intestine and kidney meridians entered.


Activate lung, clear fire, relieve cough and sweating, astringe intestine to relieve diarrhea, astringe essence to relieve emission, astringe to stop bleeding, dry dampness, cure ulcer.


Chronic diarrhea and dysentery, cough and hemoptysis, spontaneous sweating and night sweat, seminal emission and spermatorrhea, hematochezia, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, ulcer and edema.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~9 g; pills or powder 0.5~1 g daily. Appropriate dosage for external use.


Use with caution for diarrhea or dysentery of damp-heat type.