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Lu Lu Tong (Sweetgum Fruit)

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Neutral Lu Lu Tong (Fructus Liquidambaris Taiwaniae)
Channels:
LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Liquidambaris Taiwaniae
Chinese:
路路通
Tone Marks:
lù lù tōng
Translation:
All Roads Open

Actions

  • Moves Qi and Blood, Opens Channels, Opens Middle Burner
    Excellent for pain in low back, knees and extremities. For epigastric pain, abdominal pain, irregular menses, and scanty menses
  • Promotes Urination, Expels Wind, Treats Allergies
    For dysuria and edema, nasal congestion, painful obstruction. Able to treat skin and nasal allergies including urticaria, allergic rhinitis, and general itching.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use for hypermenorrhea

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 4.5–9 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Chen)