Radix Pseudostellariae

 

Source
Root of Pseudostellana heterophylki (Miq.) Pax ex Pax et Hoffm., family Caryophyllaceae.

Characteristics
Root slender-cambiform, somewhat curved, 3-10 cm long, 0.2-0.6 cm in diameter, white; top with stem scar, surface smooth. Fracture surface comeous or fariaceous. Sweet and bitter in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to spleen and lung channels.

Indication
Supplement vital energy and promote the production of body fluid: For insufficiency of spleen-yin, spleen-energy, lung-yin and lung-energy manifested as poor appetite, fatigue, thirst and general debility during convalescence; for dryness of lung with non-productive cough, febrile diseases with consumption of body fluid and thirst, especially for insufficiency of yin and vital energy in children and spontaneous perspiration in debilitated persons.

Administration Decoction: 9-30g


   

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