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seven; 7 taste Pusaetha scandens (surname); place name
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.




  1. A blackish-brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to expel summer heat, regulate the function of the spleen and stomach, and relieve spasm and pain in the treatment of vomiting, diarrhea, feelings of stuffiness in the chest, costal pain, headache and fever".

Qiwei Ketengzi pills, as used by the Dai people (), an ethnic minority of China, have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Semen Entadae (stir-baked) 榼藤子 (炒) 250
Caulis et Folium Crotonis Caudati 巴豆藤叶 250
Resina Ferulae 阿魏 3
Fructus Piperis 胡椒 15
Fructus et Folium Viticis 蔓荆子叶 250
Semen Nigellae Sativae 黑种草子 250
Juice of Herba Ecliptae 墨旱莲汁


  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.