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Thinleaf Milkwort Root

Thinleaf Milkwort Root

Thinleaf Milkwort Root is the dried root of polygala tenuifolia Willd. or polygala sibirica L. (Fam. Polygalaceae).

Action: To indue sedation and benefit the mentality ,to promote expectoration,and to cause subsidence of swelling.

Indications: Insomnia,dream-disturbed sleep,forgetful
-ness,palpitation,trance;cough with sputum difficult to expectorate;boils and sores,swelling and pain in the breast.

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Dwarf Lilyturf Root Tuber

Dwarf Lilyturf Root Tuber

Dwarf Lilyturf Tuber is the dried root tuber of Ophiopogon japonicus (Thunb.) Ker-Gawl. ( F a m. Liliaceae).

Action: To nurish yin and promote the productuon of body fluid, to moisten the lung, and ease the mind.

Indications: Dry cough, phthisical cough; thrist due to impairment of body fluid; fidgetness and insommia; diabetes caused by internal heat; constipation; diphtheria.

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Tinospora Root

 Tinospora Root

Tinospora Root is the dried root tuber of Tinospora sagittata (Oliv.) Gagnep. or Tinospora capillipes Gagnep. (Fam. Menispermaceae).

Action: To remove toxic heat, to cure sore throat and to relieve pain.

Indications: Swelling and pain of the throat, carbuncles and boils; diarrhea, dysentery; epigastric pain of heat type.

Usage: For external use, appropriate quantity to be ground into powder and insufflated into the throat, or to be ground together with vinegar and applied topically.

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Uniflower Swisscentaury Root

Uniflower Swisscentaury Root

Uniflower Swisscentaury Root is the dried root of Rhaponticum uniflorum (L. ) DC (Fam. Compositae).

Action: To remove toxic heat for treating subcutaneo- us infections, to promote lactation, and to relieve muscular contracture.

Indications: Mastitis with swelling and pain,carbun- cle, scrofula and ulcers; galactostasis; arthritis with ankylosis.

Precaution: Used with caution in pregnancy.


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Snakegourd Root

Snakegourd Root

Snakegourd Root is the dried root of Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim. or Trichosanthes japonica Regel (Fam. Cucurbitaceae).

Action: To remove heat, to promote the production of body fluid, and to facilitate the drainage of pus and the subsidence of sweelling.

Indications: Thrist in febrile disease; dry cough due to heat in the lung; diabetes caused by internal heat; sores and abscess.

Precaution: Incompatible with Radix Aconiti and allies drugs.

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