Pulsatilla Root (Baitouweng)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Radix Pulsatillae|
|Botanical Name:||Pulsatilla chinensis (Bge.) Regel|
|Common Name:||Pulsatilla root
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The roots are dug in spring or late autumn, cleaned and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and cold|
|Functions:||To clear heat and release toxins
To cool the blood and stop dysentery
|Indications and Combinations:||Dysentery, manifested as fever, abdominal pain, bloody and pus-like stool and tenesmus.
*Use with Phellodendron bark (Huangbai) and Coptis root (Huanglian) in the formula such as Baitouweng Tang.