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Jin Wa Er (Herba Carpesii Divaricati)


The drug is the whole herb of Carpesium divaricatum Sieb. et Zucc. (family Compositae), growing on hill slopes, groove-sides and roadsides or cultivated, distributed in Jilin, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan of China.

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  2. Herba Carpesii Divaricati

The Effect of Jin Wa Er


It is used to clear away heat and remove toxicity, to relieve swelling and pain; for the treatment of common cold, sore throat, toothache, acute enteritis, dysentery, infection of urethra, tuberculosis of lymphaden, boils and furuncles, mastitis, parotitis, acute infantile convulsions, hemorrhoidal bleeding, wind-syndrome of head, acute conjunctivitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~9 g, or pounded into juice for oral taking. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with the fresh or decocted for washing.