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Radix Rhapontici seu Echinopsis
1. Rhaponticum uniflorum (L.) DC.; 2. Echinops latifolius Tausch.
Source of Earliest Records
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 cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into slices.
Properties & Taste
Bitter and cold
1. To clear heat and release toxins; 2. To reduce swelling; 3. To promote lactation
Indications & Combinations
1. Boils, carbuncles and swelling or swelling and pain in the breast area. Globethistle (Loulu) is used with Dandelion herb (Pugongying), Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou) and Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao).
2. Postpartum galactostasis with distension in the breasts. Globethistle (Loulu) is used with Vaccaria seed (Wangbuliuxing), Pangolin scales (Chuanshanjia) and Rice-paper pith (Tongcao).
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