Ban Zhi Lian – Scutellaria barbata – Barbat Skullcap – Bearded Scute – “Half-Branch Lotus”

Nature: acrid, cold

Enters: Lung, Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Liver, Stomach

Actions: Promotes urination to relieve edema; clears heat; eliminates toxicity; invigorates the blood, promotes movement and disperses in the course of clearing.

• Cancer (heat and toxicity): Lung, stomach, intestines. (One study seemed to indicate that this herb alone is not a cure.)
• Heat and toxicity: carbuncles, snake bite, abscesses, furuncles, sores, trauma.
• Retention of harmful fluid: ascites.
• Chronic hepatitis.

Dose: 15-60g

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