Da Ji

Da Ji in TCM:

English Name: euphorbia, knoxia
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Euphorbiae seu Knoxiae
Properties: extremely toxic, bitter, acrid, col
Explore the properties of Da Ji according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cool
Channels: LU, LI, KD
Flavors: toxic, bitter, pungent
Regulates: resolves water accumulations, resolves phlegm, reduces swelling

Actions / Indications:
  • Drains water downwards; drive out congested fluid (relatively moderate fluid accumulation in chest or abdomen; labored breathing, dull pain, thick sputum, thick, greasy tongue coat; fluid accumulation in abdomen)
  • Reduces swelling and dissapates nodules (topically or internally for red, swollen, painful toxic sores for carbuncles)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: contra-indicated with weak patients)
  • (note: incompatible with gan cao)

    Special Notes:
  • Generally speaking the NCCAOM will not test you on Da Ji(2) and Da Ji.