is the gall produced mainly by parasitic aphids of Melaphis
chinensis (Bell) Baker on the leaf of Rhus chinensis
Mill. ,Rhus potaninii Maxim, orRhus
phunjabensis Stew. var. sinica (Diels) Rehd. et Wils.
(Fam. Anacardiaceae). According to its form the drug is divided
into "Dubei" and "Jiaobei".
Action: To remove heat
from the lung, to arrest cough, diarrhea, excessive sweating,
bleeding and exudation from, sores.
Indications: Cough and
expectoration due to heat in the lung; chronic cough, chronic
dysentery of diarrhea, night sweating, hematochezia, hemorrhoidal
bleeding, traumatic bleeding, abscess, sores and skin lesions
with exudation; diabetes.