Bai Tou Weng
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Bai Tou Weng #1300

Name: Chinese Pulsatilla (白頭翁)

Pinyin: Bai Tou Weng

Latin: Pulsatillae, Radix

Properties:

Taste

Characteristics

Organs

Dosage

Bitter

Tonifies Blood

Large Intestine, Stomach, Liver

6-18g

 

Description:

A “Pulsatilla Chinensis” root with a light smell and astringent taste. It excels in eliminating damp-heat from stomach and intestines and clearing heat-toxicity in blood system, and is effective in treating dysentery due to damp-heat or dysentery with blood due to heat-toxicity. So, it is regarded as a good herb for treating dysentery. In addition, it also has actions of killing worms and checking malaria, and can be used to treat pruritus vulvae, leucorrhoea seen in trichomoniasis vaginitis and malaria.