Pulsatilla root (Baitouweng)
Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Pulsatillae
Botanical Name: Pulsatilla chinensis (Bge.) Regel
Common Name: Pulsatilla root, Anemone
Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used: The roots are dug in spring or late autumn, cleaned and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter and cold
Meridians: Large intestine
1. To clear heat and release toxins.
2. To cool the blood and stop dysentery.
Dysentery, manifested as fever, abdominal pain, bloody and pus-like stool and tenesmus. Pulsatilla root (Baitouweng) is used with Phellodendron bark (Huangbai) and Coptis root (Huanglian) in a formula such as Baitouweng Tang.
Dosage: 6-15 g