Scirpus ( 三棱 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Sparganii

Pinyin Mandarin Name

San Leng

Common English Name

Scirpus

Part of Plant Used

Root

Nature

Neutral

Taste

Bitter, acrid

Meridians Entered

Liver, Spleen

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use during pregnancy. Use with caution where there are deficiency conditions.



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