| Bian Xu|
Bian Xu in TCM:Explore the properties of Bian Xu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):
English Name: common knotgrass herb
Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Polygoni Avicularis
Properties: bitter, cool
clears heat, clears damp, expels parasites
Actions / Indications:
- Promotes Urination, clear Damp Heat from bladder
- Expels parasites; stops itching (damp skin lesions
with itching, kills insects, tinea, eczema,
vaginal trichomonas, also for intestinal parasites: tapeworm, hookworm,
pinworm; topical or internal use)
- A decoction of 50 to 100 grams Bian Xu has been shown to treat toothache effectively: 80 out of 81 patients reported decrease in pain within 2 to 3 das after treatment.
- (cc: caution with Stomach/Spleen deficiency)
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