Shang Lu (Poke Root or Phytolacca)

Shang Lu (Poke Root or Phytolacca)

Herb 5 of 6 in Harsh Expellants

Cold Shang Lu (Radix Phytolaccae)
Channels:
BL, KI, LI, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Cold, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Phytolaccae
Chinese:
商陆
Tone Marks:
Shāng lù
Translation:
Commerce Continent
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Chinese Herb Actions

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Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy. This herb has been shown to cause teratogenic (birth defects) effects.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • This herb is considered toxic.
    (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity)

References Used

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