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Herba Andrographis

Chuan Xin Lian
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Chuan Xin Lian (Herba Andrographis)

  1. Chuan Xin Lian
  2. 穿心莲
  3. 穿心蓮
  4. Common Andrographis Herb

The Effect of Herba Andrographis


Bitter, cold; lung, stomach, large intestine, liver and bladder meridians entered.


Clear heat and dry dampness, purge fire and remove toxicity.


Diarrhea, dysentery, jaundice, stranguria syndrome and eczema; warm diseases in early stage or pathogen entering qi system, cough due to lung heat; abscess and sores, mouth and tongue ulcer, swollen and sore throat, and insect and snake bite.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~6 g. Since it is pretty bitter in flavor, its decoction may cause nausea and vomiting easily. So it is often used in pills or tablets. Proper dosage is for topical administration.


It is contraindicated to patients with deficiency cold syndrome.