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Deng Xin Cao 燈心草

Pharmaceutical name Junci Medulla Juncos pith Rush pith
Category Drain Damp
Key Properties Direct heat from heart and lungs downward and out through urine, unblock fluid pathway
Properties Sweet
Slightly cold
Tropism HT, LU, SI
Actions & Indications 1) promotes urination, unblock Lin
2) clear heart, direct fire downwards
Dosages 1.5-4.5g
Contraindications (TCM) Deficiency and Cold in the middle jiao or urinary incontinence
Contraindications (Western)
Chemical Composition Araban, xylan, methyl pentosan, luteolin, luteolin-7-glucoside, tripeptide, effusol
Pharmacological Effects
Herb-Drug Interactions
Classical Formula(s)

Ba Zheng San (Eight Herb Powder for Rectification) 八正散

Ding Xian Wan (delete Zhu Sha)(Arrest Seizures Pill) 定涎丸(減硃砂)


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