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Herba Chiritae Eburnentis

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Niu Er Yan Bai Cai (Ivory-white chirita herb)


The drug is the dried rhizome or whole herb of Chirita eburnea Hance (Family Gesneriaceae), growing on rocks or under forests along creeks, and distributed in Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou and Sichuan of China.

  1. 牛耳岩白菜
  2. 牛耳朵
  3. Ivory-white chirita herb
  4. Niu Er Yan Bai Cai

The Effect of Herba Chiritae Eburnentis


Slightly bitter, sweet, cool.


Clear lung and relieve cough, cool blood to stop bleeding, remove toxicity and eliminate carbuncle.


Cough due to yin deficiency, hemoptysis due to pulmonary tuberculosis, hematemesis, metrorrhagia, leukorrhea, etc, externally for traumatic bleeding and carbuncles.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g of the whole herb, or 3~9 g of the root. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.