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Tian Hua Fen #1039M

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Pin Ying Name: Tian Hua Fen

Chinese Name: 天花粉

English Name: Trichosanthes Root

Latin Name: Trichosanthis, Radix

Herbs that Clear Heat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Slightly Sweet
Sour
Cold
Cool
Lung
Stomach
8-16g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Drains Heat and generates Fluids

  • Lung Heat and Dryness with thirst and irritability
  • Yin Deficiency thirst
  • Wasting and thirsting disorder (Xiao Ke)
  • Thick sputum, blood streaked sputum

Clears and drains Lung Heat, transforms Phlegm and moistens Lung Dryness

  • Phlegm Heat above the diaphragm, especially when the Heat has led to Dryness

Relieves toxicity, expels pus and reduces swelling

  • Chuang Yung (especially breast abscesses - internal and topical)
Contraindications
  • Use with caution for those with Deficiency Cold.
  • Use with caution for those with diarrhea due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.
  • Do not use if there is no true Heat.
  • It may cause miscarriage, allergic reactions, fever, headache, throat pain, joint and neck stiffness and pain and Liver and Kidney damage in large doses.
  • Inguinal injection may cause lymphadenitis with pressure pain.
  • Do not use with Aconite.
  • Do not use for more than one month.