Dichroa Root (Changshan)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Radix Dichroae|
|Botanical Name:||Dichroa fibrifuga Lour.|
|Common Name:||Dichroa root|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The roots are dug in autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the roots are dried in the sun and cut into slices. They can also be fried with wine.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, pungent, cold and toxic|
|Meridian:||Lung, heart and liver|
|Functions:||To expel phlegm and relieve malaria|
|Indications and Combinations:||Malaria.
*Use with Tsaoko (Caoguo), Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu) and Areca seed (Binglang).
|Cautions:||This herb may cause vomiting and nausea; it should be used with caution, especially with weak patients.|