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Da Ding Cao

大丁草
大丁草 #

Name

Da Ding Cao (Herba Leibnitziae Anandriae)

Sources

The drug is the dried or fresh whole herb of Leibnitzia anandria (L.) Nakai (Family Compositae), growing in hilly roadsides, in edge of woods, in scrubs or on grasslands, distributed in most provinces of China.

  1. 大丁草
  2. Common leibnitzia herb
  3. Herba Leibnitziae Anandriae

The Effect of Da Ding Cao

Property

Bitter, cold.

Actions

Clear heat and induce diuresis, remove toxicity and eliminate swelling.

Indications

cough caused by lung-heat, diarrhea caused by damp-heat, heat stranguria, rheumatic arthritis, sores and boils, ecthyma, traumatic bleeding, snake bites, scalds and burns.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.