tian nan xing 天南星
by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu
with addendum: dan nan xing 按此看膽南星
|Arisaema heterophyllum Blume|
Pron. in Japanese:
Pron. in Korean:
Pron. in Cantonese:
|tin1 naam4 sing1|
|da ye yu tou 大野芋頭，du jiao lian 獨角蓮，hu zhang 虎掌，nan xing 南星。|
|Jack In The Pulpit, Jack-In-The-Pulpit,|
|Produced in most provinces of China, except northwest area and Xizang (Tibet).|
|warm, bitter, acrid.|
Channels (meridians) entered:
|anti convulsion, expectorant, sedation, analgesia, sedation anti-cancer|
Actions & Indications:
|being used in stroke with abundance of phlegm, paralysis, epilepsy, tetanus, tumors, arrhythmia.|
External use: insect and snake bites (grind with vinegar or water and apply to affected area)
外用：蛇蟲. 咬傷 （以醋磨汁塗或研末調敷）。
|Taking orally: mainly using the prepared herb, 3 to 10 g in decoction. External Use: appropriate amount.|
Samples of formulae
For acute lymphoma: he rong san jian wan
用于治療失荣症 (急性淋巴癌）： 和榮散堅丸
Toxicity & Cautions:
|The whole plant is toxic. The herb must be prepared before use. Dan nan xing is prepared by using pig's bile. It is more effective and safer.|
dan nan xing (arisaema cum bile) is made of mixing prepare nan xing with bile of cow, sheep, goat, or pig. It is also made of mixing sheng nan xing (raw nan xing) with those bile and through fermentation.
Characteristics: bitter, cool. Enter: liver and bile channel (meridian).
It is being used in cough with heat and yellow phlegm, stroke with phlegm, epilepsy.
Dosage: 3 to 6 g in decoction; or use in pill or powder form.
Do not use dan nan xing in cold type of cough or in condition of
pixu (spleen deficient)
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