Coriander (Husui)-Coriandrom saticum L.

Coriander (Husui)

Coriandrom saticum L.

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Coriandri
Botanical Name: Coriandrom saticum L.
Common Name: Coriander
Source of Earliest Record: Jiayou Bencao
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The entire plant is gathered in August, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.
Properties & Taste: Pungent and warm
Meridians: Lung and stomach
Functions: To promote sweating and bring the rash to the surface.
Indications & Combinations: Early stage of measles due to attack of wind and cold manifested as fever, no sweating and measles without a rash. Coriander (Husui) is used with Spirodela (Fuping) and Cimicifuga rhizome (Shengma). The heated herbal tea is applied to the skin to bring the rash to the surface.
Dosage: 3-6 g.
Cautions & Contraindications: The herb is contraindicated in measles without a rash on the surface due to excessive toxic heat in the interior.

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