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Zao Jiao Ci (Spine of Chinese Honeylocust Fruit)

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Warm Zao Jiao Ci (Gleditschiae Sinensis Spina)
Channels:
LIV, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Gleditschiae Sinensis Spina
Chinese:
皂角刺
Tone Marks:
zào jiăo cì

Actions

  • Eliminates Toxins, Drains Pus, Invigorates Blood, and Reduces Swelling
    Treats sores, masses with pus, and carbuncles in early stages prior to suppuration.
  • Expels Wind, Kills Parasites
    For leprosy and tinea

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use for open sores

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: