Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae


Rhizome of Smitax glabra Roxb., family Liliaceae

Rhizome growing transversely and irregularly, with nodular protuberances, 5-22 cm long, 2-5 cm in diameter. Surface grey-yellow, uneven with hard and fine fibrous roots. Prepared by crosscutting into circular pieces, section showing pink, farinaceous and numerous silvery bright spots with dense vascular bundle dots at the. center. Sticky and slippery after soaked. Sweet and bland in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to liver and stomach channels.

Eliminate toxic material, dampness and ease the joint: For carbuncle, skin lesions of dampness type especially for syphilis. Recently also used for leptospirosis and mercurialism; also for stranguria of heat type, wet beriberi, muscular spasm of dampness-heat type.

Pharmacological Action
Detoxifying effect.

Administration Decoction: 15-30g.


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