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Lv Cao

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Name

Lv Cao (Herba Humuli Scandentis)

  1. Herba Humuli Scandentis
  2. Japanese Hop Herb
  3. 葎草

The Effect of Lv Cao

Property

Sweet, bitter, cold; lung and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and promote diuresis, resolve stagnation and remove toxicity.

Indications

Scrofula, carbuncle, difficulty in urination, malaria, dysentery, diarrhea, pulmonary abscess, pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia, haemorrhoid, gonorrhea, stubborn dermatitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~15 g ( 30~60 g of the fresh product), or pounded into juice. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.

Cations

It is used for heat diseases only.