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Cheng Liu

Posted by: admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 06:19 PM
Release the Exterior

1 TASTE
Pungent and neutral


2 MERIDIANS
Lung, stomach and heart


3 FUNCTIONS
To promote sweating and bring the rash to the surface


4 INDICATIONS
Early stage of measles due to attack of wind and cold manifested as measles without a rash. Tamarisk tops (Cheng Liu) is used with Arctium fruit (Niu Bang Zi) and Cicada slough (Chan Tui)  in the formula Zhu Ye Liu Bang Tang.


5 DOSAGE
3-10 g


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in measles with a rash. A large dosage can cause restlessness.


Cheng Liu

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