Cacumen Biotae


The branch and leaf of Biota orientalis (L.) Endi., family Cupressaeeae.

Stem round, surface reddish brown, coarse, branching at a same level Leaves small, scaly, neady triangular, sessile, grey-green, adnate on the branchlets, each branchiet bearing four rows of leaves. Delicately fragrant in odour. Bitter and astringent in taste, slightly cold in nature, and attributive to lung, liver and large intestine channels.

1. Cool the blood and stop bleeding: Cenerally used for hemoptysis, hematemesis, hemafecia, dysentery with bloody stools, also foi epistaxis, hematuria, etc.
2. Clear away heat and toxic materials: External use for bum, mumps, carbuncle; oral use for acute and chronic bacillary dysentery.
3. Eliminate phlegm, relieve cough and dyspnea: For cough and dyspnea, also for chronic bronchitis and pulmonary tuberculosis.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its alcoholic extract exerts antitussive and expectorant effect on mice.
2. Inhibiting the growth of various pathogenic bacteria.
3. Shortening bleeding time and blood clotting time.

Administration Decoction: 10-15g.


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