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Dichroa fibrifuga Lour.
Source of Earliest Record
Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The roots are dug in autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the roots are dried in the sun and cut into slices. They can also be fried with wine.
Properties & Taste
Bitter, pungent, cold and toxic
Lung, heart and liver
To expel phlegm and relieve malaria
Indications & Combinations
Malaria. Dichroa root (Changshan) is used with Tsaoko (Caoguo), Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu) and Areca seed (Binglang).
Cautions & Contraindications
This herb may cause vomiting and nausea; it should be used with caution, especially with weak patients.
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