Nature: bitter, cold, slightly toxic
Enters: Large Intestine, Stomach
Actions: Kills parasites (primarily tapeworms, but also hookworms, roundworms).
• For tapeworms, the herb can be taken alone, at a dose of 12-18g powder, 3 times daily with water, after meals.
• The herb must be crushed.
• The herb is less effective when cooked, and is therefore usually taken in pills and powders.
Heiner Freuhauf: A Sha Chong (kill worms or parasites) herb, important in Gu Zheng (Gu parasites) formulas.
Dose: 6-9 grams (or 12-18g taken alone as powder)