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Hai Zao (Seaweed, Sargassum)

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Cold Hai Zao (Herba Sargassii)
Channels:
KI, LIV, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Herba Sargassii
Chinese:
海藻
Tone Marks:
hăi zăo

Actions

  • Softens Hardness, Dissolves Phlegm
    For scrofula, goiters and nodules, thyroiditis, lymphadenitis, hernia and enlargement of scrotum and testicles
  • Promotes Urination, Reduces Edema and Swelling, Regulates Waterways
    For edema due to Leg Qi. Also for beriberi and dysuria.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use with Gan Cao
  • Use with caution in Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 10-15 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:


This herb is incompatible with:


 

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