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Yu Xing Cao #1187M

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Pin Ying Name: Yu Xing Cao

Chinese Name: 魚腥草

English Name: Houttuynia

Latin Name: Houttuynia Cordata

Herbs That Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs That Clean Heat and Detoxify; Target Warm and Heat Diseases
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
10-60g (Do not Decoct long er than 5 minutes)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat, relieves toxicity, reduces swellings and abscesses and expels pus (acts especially on the Lungs)

  • Lung Abscess or Lung Heat cough with expectoration of thick, yellowish green sputum, pneumonia, acute and chronic bronchints
  • Fire toxicity sores Chuang Yung (internal and topical)

Drains Damp-Heat and promotes urination

  • Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao with painful urinary dysfunction, enteritis
  • Large Intestine Damp-Heat diarrhea
  • Use with great caution when injected.
  • Use caution for those with Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin furuncles.