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Hou Zao (Macaque Bezoar)

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Cold Hou Zao (Calculus Macacae Mulattae)
Channels:
GB, HT, LIV, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Calculus Macacae Mulattae
Tone Marks:
hóu zăi
Translation:
Monkey Jujube

Actions

  • Dislodges Phlegm, Settles Convulsions, Extinguishes Wind
    For cough and wheezing, convulsions or Phlegm veiling the orifices of the Heart or Wind-Stroke
  • Clears Heat and Resolves Toxins, Transforms Phlegm, and Softens Hardness
    For scrofula and nodules due to Phlegm Fire Clumping

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use in cases without Heat from Excess or Cold-Phlegm

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 0.5-1 grams in decoction (Bensky)