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水木草

水木草
水木草 #

Name

Shui Mu Cao (Cuspidate mnium herb)

Sources

The drug is the dried whole herb of Plagiomnium cuspidatum (Hedw.) T. Kop. (Family Mniaceae), growing along streams of mountainous areas, along open country or near cities and towns, on swampy hill sides, in grass lands or on trunks, and distributed in most of China.

Constituents

Leaf contains saponarin, etc.

  1. Cuspidate mnium herb
  2. Shui Mu Cao

The Effect of 水木草

Property

Bitter, bland, cool; liver meridian entered.

Actions

Whole herb is used antipyretic and hemostatic, for the treatment of hemoptysis, hematemesis, hematochezia, epistaxis, metrorrhagia, etc.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~12 g.