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Herbology

 
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Kelp or Tangle

Herb name (Chinese): 昆布
Herb name (Pin Yin): kūn bù
Herb name (English): Kelp or Tangle
Herb name (Botanical): Thallus Laminariae Thallus Eckloniae
Origin of species: Laminaria japonica Aresch. Ecklonia kurome Okam.
Part(s) of herb used: Thalline
Geo-specific habitat(s): Shandong, Liaoning, Zhejiang
Taste(s) & Properties: • Salty
• Cold
• Administrates the Liver and Kidney Meridians
Action(s): • Acts as a diuretic, and relieves edema
• Relieves conditions of glandular swellings by softening nodules