Hai Tong Pi – Erythrina bark – Coral-bean bark

Nature: bitter, acrid, neutral

Enters: Liver, Spleen, Kidney

Actions: Eliminates wind-dampness; dispels obstruction from channels and collaterals; promotes urination, reduces edema; treats itching skin lesions and toothaches.

• Wind-damp (heat or cold): Bi syndrome with spasm of tendons (especially in the extremities), soreness of the lumbar region and knees.
• Dampness: superficial edema.
• Gout pain.
• Topical: itching skin lesions – scabies, etc.
• Gargle for toothache due to cavities.

Dose: 6-15g

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