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Lightyellow Sophora Root

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Chinese Name Kushen
Latin Radix Sophorae Flavescentis
English Name Lightyellow Sophora Root
Key Characteristics Herb that clears heat and removes dampness
Source Dried root of Sophora flavescens Ait. (Fam.  Leguminosae)
Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Bitter, cold; Heart, Liver, Stomach, Large intestine and Bladder

Actions

To clear heat and remove dampness, kill parasites, and induce excretion of urine

Indications

Acute dysentery with bloody stools, jaundice and oliguria, bloody and purulent leukorrhea, pudendal swelling and itching skin, itching, scabies, leprosy; trichomonas vaginitis, in addition, used for viral myocarditis, acute bacillary dysentery, chronic ulcerative colitis, neurodermatitis, gonorrhea, insomnia, and asthma

Precaution It is forbidden to give to patients with cold and deficiency in the spleen and stomach.
Chemical Composition It contains alkaloids, flavonoids, etc.
   
   



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