Spina Gleditsiae

 

Source
The spine of Gleditsia sinensis Lam., family Leguminosae.

Characteristics
Spine single or branched, 5-10 cm long, apex sharp, base flat-rounded, 0.8-1.2 cm in diameter, surface purple-brown. Hard in texture. Fracture surface yellow-white, pith loose, brown. Acrid in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to liver and stomach channels.

Indication
1. Relieve carbuncle and drain pus: For the early stage of carbuncle or carbuncle with unruptured abscess.
2. Expel wind. and kill parasites: For tinea infection and leprosy.

Administration Decoction: 3-10g.


   

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