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Hǎi Dài 海帶

Pharmaceutical name Laminariae Thallus brown algae
Category Transform Phlegm Heat
Key Properties
Properties Salty
Tropism KD, LV, ST
Actions & Indications 1) Reduces Phlegm and Softens Areas of Hardness
2) Promotes Urination and Reduces Swelling
Dosages 6-15g
Contraindications (TCM) Caution with Deficiency and Cold of St and Sp; caution with Phlegm due to Cold
Contraindications (Western)
Chemical Composition
Pharmacological Effects
Herb-Drug Interactions
Classical Formula(s)

Hai Zao Yu Hu Tang (Sargassum decoction for the Jade Flask) 海藻玉壺湯

Ju He Wan (Tangerine Seed Pill) 橘核丸


This information is a reference tool for Chinese herbal studies. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult a primary health professional if you require health advisory.