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Hong Da Ji (Peking Spurge Root or Euphorbia)

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Cold Hong Da Ji (Radix Euphorbiae seu Knoxiae)
Channels:
KI, LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cold, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Euphorbiae seu Knoxiae
Chinese:
红大戟
Tone Marks:
hóng dà jĭ
Translation:
Big Lance From the Capital

Actions

  • Moderates fluid accumulation in the chest and flanks

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy. This herb has been shown to cause teratogenic (birth defects) effects.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This herb is considered toxic (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).

This herb is incompatible with:


Go to the Endangered/Toxic List This herb is considered endangered, toxic, or is illegal in the United States