ban xia 半夏
Sheng ban xia (raw ban xia) is toxic.
by: Joe Hing kwok Chu
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|Pharmaceutical name:||Rhizoma Pinelliae Ternatae|
|Biological name:||Pinellia ternata(Thunb.) Breit|
|Pron. in Japanese:||hange|
|Pron. in Korean:||panha|
|Pron. in Cantonese:||pun ha|
|Common Name:||pinellia rhizome|
|san bu tiao, lie dao cao, di ba dou, ma yu guo,|
di lei gong, di wen
|Distribution:||Sichuan, Hubei, Henan, Guizhou, Anhui|
|Properties (characteristics)||acrid, warm, toxic (especially raw ban xia)|
|Channels (meridians) entered:||lung, spleen, stomach|
|Actions & Indications:||stops vomiting, promote vomiting, rids of phlegm nodules, calming, lower pressure in the eyes.|
- Sheng ban xia: raw, not processed. It is washed, rid of external skin, and fine roots then dry under the sun. It is toxic. Usually it is for external use.
- Qing ban xia: those have been soaked in alum water solution. Often it is used in transforming phlegm
- Jiang ban xia: those have been soak in ginger (jiang) and alum solution. It is effective in stopping vomiting.
- Fa ban xia: those have been soak in gan cao and lime water solution. It is effective in getting rid of dampness.
- ban xia ju: made from ground fa ban xia with added wheat flour and make into the shape of cookie and fermented. It is effective in transforming phlegm and in helping digestion.
|to be loaded|
|β-sitosterol β-谷甾醇; choline 胆碱; daucostgerol;|
3,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde; coniine; protoanemonin.
1-ephedrine hydrochloride, guanosine. homogentisic acid 鳥苷高龍胆酸.
4.5 to 12 g. According to Ke Xue Zhong Yao: 0.5 to 2 g
per day. Adjust the dosage according to syndrome and
4.5 to 12 克。濃縮中藥：0.5～2.0克 。可依病症
|Commonly Used formulae:|
|To be loaded|
|Modern Research:|| |
do not use in any cough with bleeding due to yinxu. Use caution in cases of heat. Not compatible with wu tou.
Raw ban xia (sheng ban xia) is very toxic.
Antidote: use sheng jiang (raw ginger) juice, or just sheng jiang (ginger) mung bean, fang feng, gan cao to make into decoction. Drink frequently to rid of toxin.
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Last update: Dec 22, 2003; 10:50 a.m. RC