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Herba Vernoniae Cinereae

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Name

Ye xiang Niu (Herba Vernoniae Cinereae)

Sources

The drug is the dried herb of Vernonia cinerea (L.)Less. (family Compositae), growing in wilderness, on field sides, roadsides, and house-sides, distributed in Fujian, Taiwan, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Sichuan and Yunnan of China.

Constituents

The herb contains flavonoid glycoside, phenols, amino acids.

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The Effect of Herba Vernoniae Cinereae

Actions

Clear heat and dampness, remove toxicity.

Indications

Sores and boils, diarrhea caused by damp-heat, acute icteric hepatitis, fever caused by exogenous pathogens.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g or double the dosage of the fresh. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.