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Erythrina variegata L. var. orientalis (L.) Merr.
Erythrina bark, Coralbean bark
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The thorny bark is gathered in the early summer, then dried in the sun.
Properties & Taste
Bitter, pungent and neutral
1. To dispel wind and dampness; 2. To clear the meridians
Indications & Combinations
Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic joint pain, spasm of the limbs and lower back and knee pain. Erythrina bark (Haitongpi) is used with other herbs which have the similar functions, such as Tetrandra root (Fangji), Clematis root (Weilingxian) and Futokadsura stem (Haifengteng).
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