Downward-Draining Herbs/Harsh Expellants (Carthartics)
Bitter, Sweet, Toxic
Harshly Expels Water
Gan Sui is a highly toxic herb with severe side-effects. And overdose could be fatal. It should only be used when absolutely necessary, and with extreme caution. It should never be taken during pregnancy, or with any deficiency condition, bleeding disorder, kidney or cardiovasular condition, or in those with a history of ulcers.
1.5-3g decoctions, 0.3-1g as a powder added to a strained decoction.
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