Kansui root

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Biological Name: Euphorbiae kansuiKansui root

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Other Names: Gan sui, Euphorbia kansui, Kansui root

Elements Applied: Root is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to treat constipation, kill bowel worms, and induce vomiting.

It may be used for excessive water retention, relieves constipation, and kills bowel helminthes. The herb is additionally applied for severe abdominal edema and common edema. However, exercise care when taking it, as the herb produces a strong effect. It may be used for severe symptoms of liver cirrhosis, lymphatic nod inflammations, constipation, pleurisy, dysuria, ascites, and hydrothorax.

Preparation and Intake: The common dose is 1-3 grams in form of decoction, 0.3-1 gram in form of powder (if used in form of powder, the herb should be roasted in order to decrease its toxic content, which may lead to vomiting).

Safety: Kansui root is not recommended for use by pregnant women or people with weak health.