Source Glabrous Greenbrier Rhizome is the dried rhizome of Smilax glabra Roxb. (Fam. Liliaceae).
Producing Areas Guangdong, Hunan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Anhui, Sichuan, etc.
Properties Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Channels Liver, Stomach
- Relieves toxins and reduces dampness
For urinary tract infections, damp-heat jaundice, syphilis and joint pain or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Clears the skin
Good for treating chronic and recurrent damp-heat skin disorders or acute skin lesions caused by heat.
Usage and Dosage
15 – 60g is decocted for oral use.
Notes Use with caution in the case with yin-deficiency of the liver and spleen, without dampness. Taking as tea may cause hair loss.
Keep in a dry, ventilated place. Protect from mould and moths.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is big in size, heavy, with powdery, pale brown broken surface.