Pedicel (gua di)
Bitter in flavour, cold in nature, it is toxic and
tropistic to the liver and stomach channels. When taken,
it is an emetic, can cause phlegm and fluid, retained food
and toxic substances out from stomach. When grinded into
powder for smelling, it can clear damp-heat and jaundice
and is used for jaundice of damp heat. Owing to its strong
toxicity, its dosage should be controlled strictly if
vomitting when taken orally; clearing jaundice when used
1. For mania
caused by invasion of phlegm-heat to the heart, or
persistent retention of food or toxic substances in the
stomach, it is decocted alone in water, taken to induce
vomitting to get rid of evils.
2. For jaundice
due to damp-heat, this herb is grinded into fine powder
for smelling, to clear jaundice.
oral dose; 0.3-0.1g used in bolus or powder; proper amount
for external use.