Pinyin: hai zao
ENGLISH NAME: Seaweed
LATIN NAME: Sargassum
Properties: bitter, salty, cold
Channels Entered: Liver, Stomach, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dissolves Phlegm, Softens Hardnesses
2. Regulates W ater Circulation andReduces Swelling
10 to 15 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Hai Zao is incompatible with Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) .
• Hai Zao should be used cautiously for patients having Spleen and Stomach qi deficiency.