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Yu Zhu

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 07:11 PM
Tonify Deficiencies

1 TASTE
Sweet and neutral


2 MERIDIANS
Lung and stomach


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To nourish the yin and moisten the lungs; 2. To promote the production of body fluids and strengthen the stomach


4 INDICATIONS
Dry cough with scanty sputum due to lung yin deficiency or thirst and intense hunger due to stomach yin deficiency.  Fragrant solomonseal rhizome (Yu Zhu) is used with Glehnia root (Sha Shen), Ophiopogon root (Maidong)and Asparagus root (Tian Men Dong)


5 DOSAGE
10-15g


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient spleen or phlegm-damp.


Yu Zhu

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