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Herba Hydrocharitis Dubiae


Ma Niao Hua (Herba Hydrocharitis Dubiae)


The drug is the dried whole herb of Hydrocharis dubia (B1.) Baoker (Family Hydrocharitaceae), growing in solid pools, creeks and irrigated fields, and distributed North China, East China, Middle China, and Shanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan.

  1. 马尿花
  2. 水鳖
  3. Frogbit herb
  4. Shui Bie
  5. Ma Niao Hua

The Effect of Herba Hydrocharitis Dubiae


Slightly cold, bitter, slightly salt.


Whole herb is used as emmenagogue, for the treatment of leucorrhea with reddish discharge.

Dosage and Administrations

It is made into powder for oral taking. 2~4 g is taken each time.