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Shi Liu Pi

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Name: Pomegranate Husk (石榴皮)

Pinyin: Shi Liu Pi

Pharm. Name: Punica Granatum

Properties:

Taste

Characteristics

Organs

Sour, Astringent

Astringe intestines to check diarrhea, check bleeding through astringency

Kidney
Stomach

Large Intestine

 

Description:

It is a commonly used herb for chronic diarrhea and dysentery because it enters the large intestine meridian, and it can astringe intestines to stop diarrhea. It could be decocted or smashed into powder singly or combined with other intestine-astringing and diarrhea-checking herbs such as Rou Duo Kuo, He Zi. For chronic diarrhea and dysentery due to deficiency cold, it is combined with the middle-warming and diarrhea-checking herbs, for instance, it is used with Gan Jiang and Fu Zi. It is indicated for hematochezia, metrorrhagia, and metrostaxis because it can astringe to check bleeding. For hematochezia, it could be decocted singly or combined with hemostatic herbs.

 

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