Chang Wa Wei (Herba Lepisori Pseudonudi)
The drug is the dried or fresh whole herb of Lepisorus pseudonudus Ching (Family Polypodiaceae), growing in forests or woods, in crevices or on trunks, and distributed in Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet of China.
The Effect of Chang Wa Wei
Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, slightly cold; liver, heart and lung meridians entered.
Whole herb is used as febrifuge, diuretic, antiphlogistic and antihemorrhagic, for the treatment of acute respiratory infection with cough, dysentery, stranguria with turbid urine, hematuria and hematemesis, externally for traumatic bleeding, sores, etc.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 9~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.