Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam

 

Source
The mesexine shaved from the stem of Lophatherum gracile Brongn., family Gramineae.

Characteristics
Elongated strips, somewhat involute, greenish to yellowish white, with many longitudinal fibers. Sweet in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to lung and stomach channels.

Indication
1. Clear away lung-heat to eliminate phlegm, clear away heart-fire to relieve vexation: For lung-heat syndrome manifested as cough with yellow and thick sputum; phlegm-heat syndrome involving the heart manifested as vexation, feeling of oppression in the chest, insomnia, palpitation, bitter taste in the mouth, yellowish and greasy fur, or productive cough, usually used together with Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae, Rhizoma Pinelliae and Fructus Aurantii Immaturus.
2. Clear away stomach-heat and relieve vomiting: For vomiting due to phlegm-heat involving the stomach due to stomach heat, used together with Anetiiae and Rhizoma Coptidis.
3. Clear away heat to cool the blood: For blood-heat syndrome manifested as hemoptysis, hematemesis, epistaxis and metrorrhagia, used together with other drugs of this kind.

Pharmacological Action
Inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus albus, Bacillus coli and Bacillus typhi in vitro.

Administration Decoction:
6-9g.


   

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