|Pharmaceutical Name:||Radix Rhapontici seu Echinopsis|
|Botanical Name:||Rhaponticum uniflorum (L.) DC
Echinops latifolius Tausch.
|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 cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and cold|
|Functions:||To clear heat and release toxins
To reduce swelling
To promote lactation
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Boils, carbuncles and swelling or swelling and pain in the breast area.
*Use with Dandelion herb (Pugongying), Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou) and Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao).
2. Postpartum galactostasis with distension in the breasts.
*Use with Vaccaria seed (Wangbuliuxing), Pangolin scales (Chuanshanjia) and Rice-paper pith (Tongcao).