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.