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Lou Lu (Echinops Root or Rhaponticum)

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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

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.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy and in patients with Qi deficiency.

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

  • 3-12 grams.
  • Part used: root.