Tripterygium wilfordii

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Tripterygium wilfordii (trip·t·rīˑ·jē·m wilˑ·fōr·dē),

n part used: plant; uses: antiinflammatory, antir-heumatic, eliminate toxins, relieve pruritis, ulcers of the waistband, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, glomerulonephritis; precautions: may cause gastrointestinal distress, skin irritation, amenorrhea, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, oligospermia, azoospermia, decrease size of testes, suppress immunity; should not be taken internally. Also called
chekiang.
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