Coriander (Hu Sui)

芫荽
Coriander (Husui)

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Coriandri

Botanical Name: Coriandrom saticum L.

Common Name: Coriander

Source of Earliest Record: Jiayou Bencao

Part Used: The entire plant is gathered in August, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.

Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent and warm

Meridians: Lung and stomach

Therapeutic Effects:
To promote sweating and bring the rash to the surface.

Indications & Combinations: Early stage of measles due to attack of wind and cold manifested as fever, no sweating and measles without a rash. Coriander (Husui) is used with Spirodela (Fuping) and Cimicifuga rhizome (Shengma). The heated herbal tea is applied to the skin to bring the rash to the surface.

Dosage: 3-6 g

Cautions & Contraindications: The herb is contraindicated in measles without a rash on the surface due to excessive toxic heat in the interior.

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