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Chuan Xin Lian #1414

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Pin Ying Name: Chuan Xin Lian

Chinese Name: 穿心蓮

English Name: Andrographis

Latin Name: Andrographis Paniculate

Herbs that Clear Heat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Astringent
Cold
Large Intestine
Lung
Small Intestine
Stomach
Urinary Bladder
Liver
6-20g 0.6-1.5g (Powder)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat and resolves Fire toxicity (Benefits the throat)

  • Heat in the Lungs and throat, asthma, encephalitis B
  • Acute infection of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Chuang Yung
  • In its fresh form it can be applied topically for snake bite

Dries Dampness and stops diarrhea

  • Damp-Heat dysentery (Intestinal Damp-Heat)
  • Gall Bladder Heat, viral hepatitis, herpes zoster
  • Hot, painful urinary dysfunction, urinary tract infections
  • Eczema (topically)

Cools the Blood

  • Epistaxis

Resolves Phlegm

  • Phlegm Heat with purulent sputum
Contraindications
  • Do not take long-term or in high dosages.
  • Contraindicated for weak patients.
  • Contraindicated for those without Fire Toxin.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.