China Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2011-09-29
The cactus is also known as phoenix-tail tendon, agave, Guanyin palm, etc. Its roots, stems, flowers, seeds, and pulp condensate can be used as medicine. Cactus roots, stems, flowers are cold in nature, bitter in taste, the three meridians of Guixin, Lung and Stomach, have the functions of promoting qi and blood circulation, clearing heat and detoxification, and treating heart and stomach pain, lump, dysentery, cough, lung pain, sore throat, and milk Pain, boils, hemorrhoids bleeding, burns, snake wounds, etc.; serous cold, weak taste, can relieve fever and calm, invigorate the qi, treat sore throat, boils, scalds, redness, convulsions in children, etc. Effective; the seed is flat, can nourish the spleen and stomach, cure chronic diarrhea.
Lung-heat cough: 60 grams of fresh cactus, decocted in water, once a day for 5 to 7 days.
Mumps: Use proper amount of cactus, smash the juice, and apply to the affected area 2-3 times a day; or mash and reapply to the affected area.
Bronchial asthma: Peel the cactus, dipped it in honey and simmer it, once a day, take 20-40 grams each time, and stop the medication after the symptoms disappear.
Palpitations and insomnia: 60 grams of cactus, pound the velvet and extract the juice into white sugar for oral administration.
Abdominal pain with ruffles: 90 grams of fresh cactus, remove the thorns, cut finely, and serve with stewed meat; mash the fresh cactus for external use, stir-fry with sweet wine, and apply to the affected area.
Acute bacillary dysentery: 30-60 grams of fresh cactus, decocted in water. Or 60 grams of fresh cactus, pound it to get the juice, and take it with cold boiled water.
Intestinal hemorrhoids and diarrhea: appropriate amount of cactus and licorice, soak in wine.
Hematuria: 15~30 grams of cactus, crushed, and decocted in water.
Cervical lymph node tuberculosis: Cut the cactus stem into two pieces, sprinkle the calcined oyster powder on the cross section, and heat it tightly. Take the calcined oyster powder and apply it to the affected area and fix it with tape.
Sudden convulsion in children: pound cactus and apply it to the umbilicus; or 3 grams of cactus, decoction orally.
Carbuncle swelling and pain: a piece of cactus, add brown sugar or rice distiller’s grains, smash and coat the affected area; or use cactus to remove the thorns, chop and mash, add gypsum powder to make a paste, and apply to the affected area every 8 to 12 hours Change dressing once.
Mastitis: ①Prick the fresh cactus, pound and apply externally to the affected area; or add a little salt and pound the affected area at the same time, or add a little borneol to pound the affected area;
Eczema, yellow water sore: proper amount of cactus stems, dry powder and apply the affected area.
Burn and scald: ①Scrape the cactus with a knife, mash the wound and wrap it with sterile gauze; ②Add water to grind the cactus, mix with egg white, and paint the affected area. (Liu Guoxin)