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Coriandrom saticum L.
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The entire plant is gathered in August, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.
Properties & Taste
Pungent and warm
Lung and stomach
To promote sweating and bring the rash to the surface
Indications & Combinations
Early stage of measles due to attack of wind and cold manifested as fever, no sweating and measles without a rash. Coriander (Husui) is used with Spirodela (Fuping) and Cimicifuga rhizome (Shengma). The heated herbal tea is applied to the skin to bring the rash to the surface.
Cautions & Contraindications
The herb is contraindicated in measles without a rash on the surface due to excessive toxic heat in the interior.
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