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降龙草

Name

Jiang Long Cao (Herba Hemiboeae Subcapitatae)

Sources

The drug is the dried whole herb of Hemiboea subcapitata C. B. Clarke (family Gesneriaceae), growing in moist shady sites on mountain slopes, under woods, and distributed chiefly in Sichuan, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, jiangsu, Shaanxi of China.

  1. Jiang Long Cao
  2. Half-capitate hemiboea herb
  3. Herba Hemiboeae Subcapitatae

The Effect of 降龙草

Property

Sweet, cold.

Actions

It is used to clear summerheat and eliminate dampness, remove toxicity; for the treatment of snake bites, sores, carbuncles, syndrome of exogenous summerheat-damp.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with the fresh.

Contraindication

Avoid eating acid and cold food.