Croton Seed (Badou)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Crotonis|
|Botanical Name:||Croton tiglium L.|
|Common Name:||Croton seed|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The dried bone is collected from Costazia Sp.
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and very toxic
|Meridian:||Stomach and large intestine|
|Functions:||To drain accumulated cold downward
To transform water and reduce edema
To resolve phlegm and benefit throat
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Abdominal pain and constipation due to cold or retention of food in the intestines.
*Use with Rhubarb (Dahuang) and Dried ginger (Ganjiang) in the formula Sanwu Beiji Wan.
2. Retention of milk in babies, profuse sputum and infantile convulsions.
*Use with Medicated leaven (Shenqu), Arisaema tuner with bile (Dannanxing) and Cinnabar (Zhusha) in the formula Baochi San.
*Use with Apricot seed (Xingren).
4. Pharyngitis, excessive sputum blocking the windpipe, rapid breathing and even suffocation.
*The powder is blown into the throat to cause vomiting.
5. Boils and carbuncles.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy. It must not be mixed with the herb Pharbitis flower (Qianniuhua). No hot food or drinks should be consumed while administering the herb.|