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Herba Andrographis

Chuan Xin Lian
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Name

Chuan Xin Lian (Herba Andrographis)

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

The Effect of Herba Andrographis

Property

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

Actions

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

Indications

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.

Cations

It is contraindicated to patients with deficiency cold syndrome.