Xiao Ye Jin Lao Mei (Littleleaf ciquefoil leaf and flower)
The drug is the dried or fresh flower or leaf of Potentilla parvifolia Fisch. (Family Rosaceae), growing on dried mountain slopes, in crevices, in or near forests, and distributed in Heilongjiang, Nei Mongol, Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan and Tibet of China.
The Effect of Folium Seu Flos Potentillae Parvifoliae
Sweet, cold; bladder and kidney meridians entered.
Flower or leaf is used as diuretic, antioncotic, for the treatment of beriberi with cold-damp type and prurigo, externally for mastitis.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 6~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with the fresh.