Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb. (Fam. Rosaceae)
i. Root; 2. Plant; 3. Flower pharmaceutical name Cortex Ailanthi Altissima english name Chinese sumach bark part used bark
Cortex Ailanthi Altissima is produced mainly in the provinces of Shandong, Liaoning, Henan, and Anhui. It can be collected in all seasons, dried in sunlight, and cut into segments for use.
flavor, property, and channel tropism
Bitter and sour in flavor, cold in property, acts on the Large Intestine, Stomach, and Liver channels.
Clears Heat and dries Dampness, binds the Intestine, stops bleeding and leukorrhea, treats parasites.
clinical use and major combinations
For chronic diarrhea, chronic dysentery, and bloody stools, it is used with Pulvis Talci (Hua Shi) Fructus Terminaliae Chebulae (Ke Zi).
For metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, it is used with Carapax et Plastrum Testudinis (Gui Ban), Rhizoma Cyperi (Xiang Fu), Radix Scutellariae (Huang Qin), and Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (Bai Zhu). For leukorrhea with reddish discharge with downward flow of Damp Heat, it is used with Rhi-zoma Alpiniae Officinarum (Gao Liang Jiang) and Cortex Phellodendri (Huang Bai). For scabies and tinea.
dosage and administration
3 — 5 g, decocted in water for internal use. Appropriate amount for external use.
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