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Zao Jia Zi

皂荚子
皂荚子 #

Name

Zao Jia Zi (Semen Gleditsiae Sinensis)

  1. 皂荚子
  2. 皂莢子
  3. Semen Gleditsiae Sinensis

The Effect of Zao Jia Zi

Property

Pungent, warm; lung and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Relax the bowels, dispel wind and dissipate heat, resolve phlegm and dissipate nodulation.

Indications

Dry feces, Scrofula, sores and boils, tinea, hernia, hematochezia, tenesmus due to dysentery, asthma due to excessive phlegm.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~9 g, or made into pills or powder. Proper dosage is for external application. Pounded into powder for applying.