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Deng Xin Cao
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Deng Xin Cao (Rush Pith)

  1. Deng Xin Cao
  2. Medulla Junci
  3. 燈心草
  4. 灯芯草
  5. Rush Pith
  6. Junci Medulla

The Effect of 灯心草


Sweet, mild, slightly cold; heart, lung and small intestine meridians entered.


Clear away the heart fire and reduce pathogenic fire, induce diuresis and treat stranguria.


Stranguria, edema, damp-heat jaundice, upset insomnia, difficult urination, pharyngitis, nocturnal fretfulness infinfants, trauma.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 1~3 g or 15~30 g of the fresh product, or made into pill or powder. Mixed with cinnabar when treating upset insomnia. Proper dosage is for external application, stir-bake it into charcoal and then grind into powder for sprinkling, or pounded for applying with fresh product.


It is contraindicated in case of urinary incontinence or deficiency-cold in lower energizer.