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Bing Lang (Betel Nut)

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Warm Bing Lang (Semen Arecae Catechu)
Channels:
LI, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Semen Arecae Catechu
Chinese:
槟榔
Tone Marks:
bīng lang

Actions

  • Kills Parasites
    For intestinal parasites such as Tapeworms, Fasciolopsis, Pinworms, Roundworms, and Blood Flukes
  • Moves Qi, Unblocks the Bowels, and Dissipates Stagnation
    For Qi Stagnation and food accumulation with symptoms such as abdominal distension and fullness, diarrhea or constipation, tenesmus, and Malarial disorders.

    For a stifling and full sensation in the chest, chest congestion with wheezing and phlegm, and belching.

    For enlargement of the organs, benign cysts and masses, and ascites.
  • Promotes Urination
    For stagnation of water with symptoms such as Damp Leg Qi Syndrome and edema.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use cautiously in cases with Qi Collapse or Qi deficiency of the Middle Jiao with loose stools.
  • Use with extreme caution during pregnancy

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Dosage

  • 6-15 grams

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

 

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