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Yu Tou

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Name

Yu Tou (Fruit of Dasheen)

  1. 芋头
  2. 芋頭
  3. Fruit of Dasheen

The Effect of Yu Tou

Property

Pungent, sweet, neutral; stomach meridian entered.

Actions

Strengthen the spleen and tonify deficiency, dissipate nodule and remove toxicity.

Indications

Scrofula, sores and boils, abdominal mass, diabetes, fatigue, poor appetite, scabies, scalds and burns, deficiency of spleen and stomach, wart, clavus.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 60~120 g, or made into pills and powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cautions

Do not eat too much. Avoid taking the raw.