Agrimonia bud (Hecaoya)-Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb

Agrimonia bud (Hecaoya)

Pharmaceutical Name: Germma Agrimoniae.
Botanical Name: Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb.
Common Name: Agrimonia bud.
Source of Earliest Record: Zhonghua Yixue Zazhi.
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The buds are gathered in late winter or early spring. After removing the brown down of the bud, the buds are dried in the sun and, finally, pounded into powder.
Properties & Taste: Bitter and cool.
Meridians: Liver, small and large intestines.
Functions: 1. To kill parasites; 2. To purge stool.
Indications & Contraindications: Tapeworm. Agrimonia bud (Hecaoya) is taken with warm boiled water in the morning before breakfast. The tapeworm should be discharged within five to six hours.
Dosage: 30-50 g.

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