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Cortex Dictamni radicis
Dictamnus dasycarpus Turcz.
Dittany bark, Fraxinella
Source of Earliest Record
Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The roots are dug in spring or autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the bark is peeled off, cut into slices and dried in the sun.
Properties & Taste
Bitter and cold
Spleen and stomach
1. To clear heat and release toxins; 2. To remove damp and stop itching
Indications & Combinations
Boils and ulcers or itching of the skin. Dittany bark (Baixianpi) is used with Flavescent sophora root (Kushen), Phellodendron bark (Huangbai) and Atractylodes rhizome (Cangzhu).
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