||Tamarix chinensis Lour.
|Source of Earliest Record:
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
||The leaves are gathered in May and June when the plant flowers, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.
|Properties and Taste:
||Pungent and neutral
||Lung, stomach and heart
||To promote sweating and bring the rash to the surface
|Indications and Combinations:
||Early stage of measles due to attack of wind and cold manifested as measles without a rash.
*Use with Arctium fruit (Niubangzi) and Cicaca slough (Chantui) in the formula Zhuye Liu Bang Tang.
||This herb is contraindicated in measles with a rash. A large dosage can cause restlessness.