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Herba Gnaphalii Hypoleuci

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Tian Shui Yi Cao (Herba Gnaphalii Hypoleuci)


The drug is the whole herb of Gnaphalium hypogleucum DC. ex Wight (Family Compositae), growing on grassslopes, in edge of woods, along roadside, in sandy areas, distributed in Henan, Shanxi, Gansu and Eastern China, Middle China, Southern China and Southwestern China.

  1. 天水蚁草
  2. 秋鼠曲草
  3. Tian Shui Yi Cao

The Effect of Herba Gnaphalii Hypoleuci


Bitter, sweet, slightly cold.


The whole herb is used as antirheumatic and antitussive, for the treatment of common cold, cough, asthma, rheumatism, dysentery, scrofula, eczema, ulcers of lower limb.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with the fresh.