Da Ji - Downward Draining: Harsh Expellants
KI, LI, LU (1.5-3g)


Da Ji the DJ ...

Once upon a time Da Ji the DJ gave magic nasal spray to a women from the gutter. He might have appreciated her nodules, but she had eyes tired from crying because she was already pregnant.

English Name: euphorbia, knoxia
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Euphorbiae seu Knoxiae
Properties: extremely toxic, bitter, acrid, col

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
nodules... eyes tired from crying reduce swelling; dissapates nodules
nasal spray...gutter drives out congested fluids; drains water downward
pregnant cc: pregnancy


      Da Ji Actions and 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 and Da Ji.

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