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Zao Fan

Zao Fan
Zao Fan #


Zao Fan (Melanteritum)

  1. 皂礬
  2. Lv Fan
  3. 綠礬
  4. 皂矾
  5. Melanteritum
  6. 绿矾

The Effect of Zao Fan


Sour, cool; liver and spleen meridians entered.


Remove toxicity and eliminate dampness, kill parasites and tonify blood.


Jaundice, infantile malnutrition, chronic diarrhea, hematochezia, anemia; pharyngitis, aphtha, eczema, scabies for external application.

Dosage and Administrations

It shouldn’t be decocted. Take the pills or powder, 0.8~1.6 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.


It is contraindicated to pregnant women and people with dyspepsia.