Shi Chan Cao (Dindygulen peperomia herb)
The drug is the dried entire herb of Peperomia dindigulensis Mequel(family Piperaceae), growing in ravines, creek banks or on moist rocks; and distributed in Yunnan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Taiwan of China.
The Effect of 石蝉草
It is used to remove heat, dissipate blood stasis, stop bleeding, resolve swelling, relieve pain and induce diuresis; for the treatment of edema caused by nephritis, cough due to lung-heat, cancer, traumatic injury, burns and scalds, boils and sores, measles.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 10~30 g or double the dosage with fresh, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with the fresh.