Bulbus Allii Fistulosi

 

Source
Bulb of Allium fistulosum L., family Liliaceae.

Characteristics
Bulb shortly terete, base slightly enlarged and wrapped in layers of numerous scale leaves, white or reddish. Acrid in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to lung and stomach channels.

Indication
1. Induce sweating to expel exogenous evils from the body surface: For common cold of wind-cold type, usually used together with Semen Sojae Praeparatum.
2. Expel cold and activate yang: For false heat-syndrome in appearance but real cold-syndrome in nature, used together with Radix Aconiti Praeparata, Rhizoma Zingiberis; also for abdominal distension and pain due to stagnation of vital energy and cold evil, and for dysuria due to hypofunction of urinary bladder. Fried Aliji Fistulosi should be applied over the umbilicus and urinary bladder.

Pharmacological Action
1. Bacteriostatic.
2. Diaphoretic, diuretic and expectorant. Oral use of its volatile oil can stimulate the respiratory and urinary tract and sweat glands and increase their secretion.

Administrafion Decoction:3-10g.


   

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