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   Introduction To Patrinia (bai jiang can)

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrinia(bai jiang can)

Herba Patriniae  

Properties: Pungent and bitter in flavour, slightly cold in nature, it cats on the stomach, large intestine and liver channels. The pungent flavour of the herb has the effect of dispersing, the bitter purging and the slightly cold properties clearing away heat. The herb possesses the functions of detoxicating, dissipating stasis and boils and draining pus. So it is good at treating the accumulation of noxious heat in the large intestine, carbuncles and abscesses formed by pathogenic transformation, acute appendicitis and abdominal pain, and also at the stagnation of heat in the lung, hence possessing the curing effect on pulmonary abscess with purulent sputum. The herb is also indicated for abdominal pain due to blood stasis and suppurative infections caused by noxious heat because of its functions of dissipating stasis and detoxicating.

Effects: Clearing away heat, detoxicating, resolving boils, draining pus, promoting blood circulation and resolving blood stasis.

Indications:

  1. For acute appendicitis at the early stage, i.e. before pus formation, it is used in combination with dandelion herb, peony bark and peach kernel to detoxicate, dissipate stasis and subdue the swellings. If the abscess of the appendicitis has been formed, it is used with coix seed and prepared aconite root. In cases of pulmomary abscess with purulent sputum and hematemesis, it is used in combination with motherwort, cat-tail pollen and trogopterus dung, the drugs for dissipating stasis and relieving pain.

  Dosage and Administration: 6-15g.

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