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SHANG LU

Names for Shang Lu
Pharmaceutical: Radix Phytolaccae
Botanical: Phytolacca acinosa Roxb., Phytolacca americans L. (Phytolaccaceae)
Other names:
Description: Pokeberry Root.

Actions
Causes drastic purgation; Diuretic; Resolves oedema; Dissolves nodules; ...

Origin of shang lu
Predominantly: Henan, Anhui, Hubei.;

Preparation of shang lu
Harvest period is from autumn to spring. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the root is cleaned, dried in the sun or in the shade, and cut into pieces or slices. For oral intake, the roots are processed with vinegar.;

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