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Introduction To Ricepaper Pith (tong cao) 









Ricepaper Pith (tong cao)

Medulla Tetrapanacis


Properties: The herb is sweet and tasteless in flavour, and slightly cold in nature.It cats on lung and stomach channels. Being sweet and tasteless for inducing diuresis and excreting dampness, and slightly cold for clearing heat, the herb can ensure proper downward flowing of heat to treat stranguria, and clear breast channel to stimulate milk secretion. It has the effects of clearing heat, inducing diuresis, promoting Qi circulation and stimulating milk secretion. The herb is indicated for stranguria due to heat, galactostasis and other syndromes.

Effects: Clearing heat and dampness and stimulating milk secretion.


1. The herb can be used in combination with plantain seed, raw liquorice root, fringed pink and other herbs for inducing diuresis and treating stranguria, to treat damp-heat in the lower-jiao, scanty dark urine and dribbling urination with difficulty and pain; and with umbellate pore-fungus, poria, areca seed and other herbs of inducing diuresis and alleviating edema, to treat edema, abdominal distention and dysurial.

2. The herb can be used in combination with cowherb seed, pangolin scales, bupleurum root, globethistle root and other herbs for promoting blood and Qi circulation and stimulating milk secretion, to treat puerperal galactostasis due to stagnation and obstruction of the breast channel; and with Chinese angelica root, astragalus root, cowherb seed and other herbs for invigorating Qi, nourishing blood and stimulating milk secretion, to treat galactostasis due to deficiency of Qi and blood.

Dosage and Administration: 3-6g.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Ricepaper Pith (tong cao) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Ricepaper Pith (tong cao) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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