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Chang Wa Wei

Chang Wa Wei
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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.

  1. 长瓦韦
  2. Pseudonude lepisorus herb
  3. Herba Lepisori Pseudonudi

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.