六一散

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Chinese[edit]

six
 
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
adjourn; scatter; leisurely; loosen; powdered medicine; to scatter; to come loose
simp. and trad.
(六一散)

Etymology[edit]

Named for the 6:1 ratio between talc powder (滑石粉 (huáshífěn)) and licorice (甘草 (gāncǎo)).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

六一散

  1. A pale yellowish-white powder used in traditional Chinese medicine "to remove summer-damp in the treatment of lassitude, thirst, diarrhea and oliguria with dark urine after exposure to summer-heat". It is also used as heat-rash powder externally.