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Tou Gu Cao #1647

Pin Ying Name: Tou Gu Cao

Chinese Name: 透骨草

English Name: Garden Balsam

Latin Name: Impatiens Balsamina

Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness and Reduce Pain (Anti-Rheumatics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Slightly Sweet
Acrid
Cool
Warm
Slightly Toxic
Liver
Spleen
Kidney
9-20g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Invigorates Blood circulation, breaks up Blood Stasis, reduces swelling and generates flesh

  • External and traumatic injuries with bruising, swelling, inflammation and pain

Clears Heat, eliminates toxins, cools the Blood and relieves pain

  • Toxic sores, burns, carbuncles and swellings (topical)

Drains Damp-Heat

  • Acute jaundice
  • Hepatitis

Dispels Wind and Dampness and relaxes the muscles and sinews

  • Arthritis and arthralgia
  • Muscle and bone contracture
  • Beriberi due to Cold-Dampness
  • Tinea
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.