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Ban Bian Lian #1668

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Pin Ying Name: Ban Bian Lian

Chinese Name: 半邊蓮

English Name: Chinese Lobelia

Latin Name: Lobelia Chinensis

Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics):
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bland
Acrid
Bitter
Slightly Cold
Neutral
Slightly Warm
Heart
Lung
Small Intestine
Liver
Kidney
3-15g 15-36g (Dried) 90g (Fresh) 30-60g (Snakebite, Dried) 90-120g (Snakebite, Fresh)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Promotes urination and reduces edema

  • Edema, especially floating edema
  • Ascites
  • Snakebites and wasp and bee stings (internally and topically) This is the herb of choice

Clears Heat, cools the Blood and reduces toxicity (internally and topically)

  • Snakebites and wasp and bee stings (internally and topically) This is the herb of choice
  • Blood Heat
  • Toxic Fire such as tonsillitis
Contraindications
  • This herb can cause loose stools and anorexia when decocted.
  • Contraindicated for those with edema due to Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.