Bian Xu
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Bian Xu #1182

Name: Knotweed

Pinyin: Bian Xu

Latin: Polygon Avicularis, Herba

Properties:

Taste

Characteristics

Organs

Dosage

 Bitter

Treats Toothache, Colds within Stomach

Urinary Bladder, Liver, Bladder

8-16g

 

Description:

Part of the Polygonum plant from most areas in China. The herb is good at clearing damp-heat in lower-energizer, and inducing diuresis to treat stranguria. It is usually indicated for urolithic stranguria and heat stranguria, such as with Mu Tong, Qu Mai, and Che Qian Zi in Ba Zheng San from Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang.