Scirpus ( 三棱 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat pain and swelling in the chest and abdominal area with symptoms such as menstrual irregularity or absence, abdominal pain after child-birth, and abdominal masses that are not malignant.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Forcefully breaks up congealed Blood, moves Qi and alleviates pain; dissolves accumulations.
Common Formulas Used In
Scirpus is commonly found in stone-expelling and worm-eliminating formulas.
Cautions in Use
Do not use during pregnancy. Use with caution where there are deficiency conditions.