Chinese Herbs: Lou Lu (Echinops Root or Rhaponticum), Radix Rhapontici seu Echinopsis
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Chinese Herbs: Lou Lu (Echinops Root or Rhaponticum), Radix Rhapontici seu Echinopsis

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Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold Lou Lu (Radix Rhapontici seu Echinopsis)
Channels:
LI, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rhapontici seu Echinopsis
Chinese:
漏芦
Tone Marks:
lòu lú
Translation:
Leaking Reed

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Clears Heat and Reduces Toxicity
    For the beginning stages of sores and swellings, especially in the breast. Treats mastitis, swelling, pain, and abscess in the breast due to heat.
  • Promotes Lactation
    For lack of milk secretion and breast distention, especially when caused by heat.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy and in patients with Qi deficiency.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-12 grams.
  • Part used: root.