Di Nie (Twelve stamen Melastoma Herb)
The drug is the dried root or entire plant of Melastoma dodecandrum Lour. (family Melastomaceae), growing on acidic soils in hillsides, scrubs or on grasslands, and distributed in Zhejiang Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou of China.
The Effect of Herba Melastomatis Dodecandri
Sweet, astringent, cool; heart, spleen and lung meridians entered.
Activate blood, stop bleeding, clear heat and remove toxicity.
Dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea, sores and boils, abdominal pain after delivery, hematochezia, diarrhea, metrorrhagia, deep-rooted boil.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 15~30 g or double the dosage with the fresh, or pounded into juice. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.
It is contraindicated to pregnant women.