雷公藤, Common Threewingnut Root, Radix Tripterygii Wilfordii
Lei Gong Teng (Common Threewingnut Root)
Bitter, pungent, cool, toxic; liver and heart meridians entered.
Dispel wind and eliminate dampness, dredge meridians to alleviate pain, disperse swelling to alleviate pain, remove toxicity and kill parasites.
Tumors, rheumatoid arthritis, leprosy, nodules due to damp-heat,.
Dosage and administration
Decoct for 1-2 hours; made into syrup adding hot water drink it when lukewarm up 1-2 times a day.
It should be used very carefully for oral taking because it is with strong toxicity. It must be less than half an hour for external application, or it will cause blister.