Song Jie

Lignum Pini Nodi, Nodular Branch of Pine

Dosage

The decoction is orally taken at a dose of 10-15g.

Chemical Composition

Cellulose; Lignin; Turpentine; Resin; (- and (-pinene; Camphene; Dipentene; Ursolic acid; Isopimaric acid. (1)

Precautions

Patients with hyperactivity of fire due to yin deficiency should avoid taking this herb.

Pharmacology

Song Jie has moderate analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.

References

  1. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of China. Chinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.