|Ba Dou - Downward Draining: Harsh Expellants
ST, LI, LU (0.1 - 0.3g)
Ba Dou - The city of Barad Dour was attacked by cold elementals and water
When the city of Ba Dou was attacked by cold elementals and water elementals
the defenders vigorously purged cold accumulations
to drive out water and reduce edema. Finally
the protectors learned that singing loudly to burst
phlegm in their throat would defeat the invaders and cause them
to need to promote healing of abcesses.
Water elementals look weak (cc: weak patients)
when pregnant (cc: pregnancy) - but don't be
English Name: croton fruit, croton seed
Pharmaceutical Name: Croton tigliu
Properties: very toxic,
Key Words in this story...
||bursts phlegm obstruction in throat
||cc: pregnancy; cc: weak patients
|heal their abcesses
||promotes healing of abcesses
Ba Dou Actions and Indications
- Vigorously purges cold accumulations (food stagnation
or constipation due to cold abdominal fullness, distension, pain)
- Drives out water; reduces edema (ascites)
- Bursts phlegm obstruction in throat (shortness of
breath, wheezing, severe chest fullness and distension; phlegm veiling
- Promotes healing of abcesses (topical to accelerate
ulceration healing process)
- (cc: pregnancy; weak patients)
- (note: antagonist with qian niu zi)
- (note: very dangerous and toxic herb,
do not overdose)
- ba dou shuang- is de-fatted and less harsh, and the more commonly used form
- 20 drops of Ba Dou oil is lethal in humans: toxic.
Ba Dou must be processed to get rid of the oil to reduce its toxicity.
- Ba Dou is the only hot herb in its category.
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