Lou Lu (Echinops Root or Rhaponticum)

Lou Lu (Echinops Root or Rhaponticum)

Herb 14 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold Lou Lu (Radix Rhapontici seu Echinopsis)
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Radix Rhapontici seu Echinopsis
Tone Marks:
lòu lú
Leaking Reed
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Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy and in patients with Qi deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-12 grams.
  • Part used: root.

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