Blackplum,Smoked Plums or Wu Mei:the sour astringent black fruit,its magic use for exorcise ascarid,and other uses since ancient China.
Applications and Properties:
Treats prolonged coughing with scanty phlegm or dry coughing without phlegm due to deficiency of the lungs.
Treats prolonged diarrhea or prolonged dysentery.
Treatment of diabetes due to heat of deficiency type.
Treats colic and vomiting caused by ascarids with cold limbs.
Treats diabetes with fever of the deficiency type.
Constrain the lung(astringing the lung),and relieve cough,
Astringe the intestines,and relieve diarrhea,
Promote the secretion of saliva or body fluid,
Relieving colic caused by ascaris,
AntiMicrobial and Inhibition of pathogenic bacteria.
Smooth muscles effects.
Treat bacillary dysentery,psoriasis,bellyworm,ancylostomiasis.
The herb Smoked Plum(Fructus Mume,Wu Mei) taste sour astringent,nature plain.Enter into liver,spleen,lung,and large intestine meridians.
Indicated for chronic cough due to Lung deficiency,Long dysentery loosen the bowel,chronic diarrhea,dysentery,hematochezia(blood stool),asthenic fever deficiency-heat and wasting thirst,vomiting and stomach pain syncope due to ascariasis,biliary tract ascariasis,deficiency-heat and polydipsia,chronic malaria,hematuria,flooding metrorrhagia,vomiting,ancylostostomiasis(AAA disease).
Dosage:Suggested dosage internal as decoction 0.8~1.5 qian,or into powder or pellets,external as grained powder or paste apply.Cautions should be paid if cases gastric hyperacidity,should avoid if cases excessive pathogen.
Safety and Toxicity:
Blackplum has a strong astringent action,so it should not be prescribed to patients with residual pathogenic factors in the exterior and heat of excessive type and stagnancy in the interior.In small quantities,hydrogen cyanide has been shown to stimulate respiration and improve digestion,it is also claimed to be of benefit in the treatment of cancer.In excess,however,it can cause respiratory failure and even death.
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