Zao Jiao Ci – Gleditsia spine/thorn

Nature: acrid, warm

Enters: Liver, Stomach

Actions: Reduces swellings; discharges pus; promotes blood circulation; reduces abscesses; expels wind; kills parasites.



• Add to formulas for masses (uterine fibroids, tumors, etc.) to break the surface of the mass.
• Used during early stages of swollen sores to encourage suppuration or to induce those that have already closed to burst. Not for use with ulcers that have already burst.
• Leprosy.
• Ringworm.

Dose: 3-9g

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