INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Rhizoma Dryopteris
Common English:

Dryopteris Root
Shield-Fern
Wood-Fern

Herbs That Expel Parasites (Anthelmintics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Slightly Toxic
Cold
(Slightly Cold)
(Cool)
Liver
Stomach
(Spleen)
4.5-16g
Pill, capsule: 0.6-1g
Tincture: 0.4-1ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Kills parasites

Intestinal parasites including tapeworms, roundworms, pinworms (mild effect), liver fluke and hookworms

Clears Heat and relieves Fire toxicity

Warm-Heat toxic diseases with Fire Blazing (regardless of the level)

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding

Blood Heat bleeding (especially uterine bleeding)

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy
  • Contraindicated for weak patients.
  • Contraindicated for those with a recent history of ulcers.
  • Contraindicated for children.
  • Contraindicated in patients with Cold from Deficiency and no Excess Heat.
  • Contraindicated in those with Ying Qi Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for desiccated Blood.
  • Contraindicated with Liver Fire.
  • Contraindicated with Kidney Yin Deficiency with Fire Rising.
  • Contraindicated in those with cough due to Yin Deficiency.
  • Do not use with oily or fatty foods.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Fr. Quisqualis
Shi Jun Zi
Scl. Omphalia
Lei Wan
Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang

Fr. Quisqualis
Shi Jun Zi

Cx. Meliae
Ku Lian Pi

Fr. Ulmi Macrocarpae Preparatus
Wu Yi
Resina Toxicodendri
Gan Qi

Tapeworms

Roundworms Pinworms

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Fol. Isatidis
Da Qing Ye

Fr. Carpesii Abrotinoidis
He Shi
Cx. Meliae
Ku Lian Gen Pi

 

Cacumen Platycladi (Biotae)
Ce Bai Ye
Hb. Agrimoniae
Xian He Cao
Charred Hb. Ecliptae
Han Lian Cao

 

Abscess and mumps due to Heat toxin

Pinworms

Excessive uterine bleeding due to Heat in the Blood

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Rz. Cimicifugae
Sheng Ma
Fr. Aurantii
Zhi Ke

Fol. Isatidis
Da Qing Ye
Rx. Isatidis/Baphicacanthis
Ban Lan Gen
Rx. Arnebiae/Lithospermi
Zi Cao

Heat Toxin diseases

Maculae that have difficulty being expressed

Warm pathogen diseases including influenza, encephalitis B and mumps

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Fr. Quisqualis
Shi Jun Zi
Scl. Omphalia
Lei Wan
Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang

Fr. Ulmi Preparatum
Wu Yi
Fr. Carpesii
He Shi
Fr. Quisqualis
Shi Jun Zi

Fol. Mori
Sang Ye

Prevents against measles

Parasitic infestation Prevents the common cold and influenza

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Rx. Isatidis/Baphicacanthis
Ban Lan Gen
Fol. Isatidis
Da Qing Ye
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Sticky Rice

Crinis Carbonisatus
Xue Yu Tan
Cacumen Platycladi (fresh juice)
Ce Bai Ye
Infantis Urina
Tong Bian
Grain-Based Liquor

Viral infection

Parotitis

Infectious bronchitis

Powdered for hematemesis

Severe and persistent hematemesis

Moschus
She Xiang

Faeces Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi

 

Hematochezia due to lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Uterine bleeding that is purple with Blood clots

 

  1. Habitual use causes a diminution in taste sensation, an increase in appetite, periodontal disease, and in some cases chronic diarrhea, in addition to the discoloration of the mouth and lips. (It has a narcotic effect and is chewed with an alkaline substance).
  2. This herb is useful for gastrointestinal problems that are associated with bloating and edema.
  3. This herb is especially effective against tapeworms.
  4. It can be used for Wind-Heat common cold and epistaxis.
  5. It breaks up fixed and mobile masses, eliminates head wind and treats wounds from metal.
  6. It treats Intestinal Damp-Heat with burning, difficulty passing stool, hemafecia, abdominal pain and thirst.
  7. Charred Dryopteris Guan Zhong Tan stops bleeding.
  8. Postpartum bleeding by using 6g of vinegar-treated Guan Zhong served with rice wine.