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Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb.
Source of Earliest Record
Zhonghua Yixue Zazhi
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The buds are gathered in late winter or early spring. After removing the brown down of the bud, the buds are dried in the sun and, finally, pounded into powder.
Properties & Taste
Bitter and cool
Liver, small and large intestines
1. To kill parasites; 2. To purge stool
Indications & Contraindications
Tapeworm. Agrimonia bud (Hecaoya) is taken with warm boiled water in the
morning before breakfast. The tapeworm should be discharged within five to six hours.
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