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Lu Gen

Posted by: admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 06:45 PM
Clear Heat

1 TASTE
Sweet and cold


2 MERIDIANS
1. To clear heat and relieve irritability; 2. To p


3 FUNCTIONS
Lung and stomach


4 INDICATIONS
1.Febrile diseases manifested as thirst, irritability and fever. Reed root (Lu Gen) is used with Gypsum (Shi Gao), Ophiopogon root (Maidong) and Trichosanthes root (Tian Hua Fen).2. Heat in the stomach with vomiting and belching. Reed root (Lugen) is used with the juice of Fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang), Bamboo shavings (Zhu Ru) and Loquat leaf (Pi Pa Ye).3. Heat in the lungs manifested as cough, expectoration of thick, yellow sputum and pulmonary abscess. Reed root (Lugen) is used with Honeysuckle flower (Jin Yin Hua), Houttuynia (Yu Xing Cao) and Benincasa seed (Dongguaren).


5 DOSAGE
15-30 g


6 COUTIONS
This herb should be used with caution in cases with cold and deficient spleen and stomach.


Lu Gen

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