Bai Wei / Swallow Wort last update 06-2014

Taste & Property: Bitter, salty, cold. Meridians: Lung, stomach, kidney.

1.Clearing away blood heat and relieving fevers.
To treat heat found in the blood due to deficiency of blood, marked by afternoon fever seemingly sparked without reason. It is often used with Radix Rehmanniae, Herba Artemisiae Chinghao, Cortex Lycii Radicis, etc., to treat fevers due to Yin deficiency, with Yin tonics. For the treatment of fever due to blood deficiency after labor or fainting, combine with Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Ginseng, Radix Glycyrrhizae.
2.Promoting the discharge of urine to relieve stranguria.
To treat stranguria due to heat, stranguria with bloody urine or painful urination with red urine and hot sensation, it is often used in combination with Caulis Akebiae, Talcum, Folium Pyrrosia, etc.
Besides, it is also used in treating mastitis, furuncles and snake-bite, a proper amount of the entities plant of this drug (Radix Cynanchi Atrati) may be pounded and applied to the local area, or it may be used in combination with the other drugs having functions in clearing away heat and removing heat toxics or poisonous materials.

ADMINISTRATION AND DOSAGE: 4.5-9 grams of the drug are taken in decoction; or it may be used in pills or powder.

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