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Zhang Nao

Zhang Nao
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Zhang Nao (Camphor)

  1. 樟脑
  2. Camphor
  3. 樟腦
  4. Camphora

The Effect of Zhang Nao


Pungent, hot, slightly toxic; heart and spleen meridians entered.


Induce resuscitation, kill parasites and alleviate pain.


Scabies, sores and boils, toothache, dermatophytosis, traumatic injury, abdominal distension.

Dosage and Administrations

Take powder or pills, 0.06~0.15 g. It should not be decocted. Proper dosage is for external application, made ointment, or melted in the wine or pounded into powder for applying.


It is contraindicated for qi deficiency and pregnant women. It should be used very carefully for people with skin allergy. It should not be overdose for qi deficiency when taking orally.