|Pharmaceutical Name:||Thallus Laminatiae seu Eckloniae|
|Botanical Name:||Laminaria japonica Aresch.
Ecklonia kurome Okam.
Kunbu Sea Cress
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The laminaria thallus is collected from the sea in summer or autumn. It is cleaned, cut into pieces and dried in the shade.|
|Properties and Taste:||Salty and cold|
|Meridian:||Liver, stomach and kidney|
|Functions:||To resolve phlegm and soften hardness
To promote water metabolism
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Goiter manifested as enlarged neck and stifling sensation in the throat.
*Use with Seaweed (Haizao) and Sea clam shell (Haigeqiao) in the formula Kunbu Wan.
2. Edema of the foot or general edema.
*Use with Poria (Fuling) and Alismatis rhizome (Zexie).