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Mai Ping Cao

麦瓶草
麦瓶草 #

Name

Mai Ping Cao (Conical silene herb)

Sources

The drug is the dried entire herb of Silene corzoidea L. (family Caryophyllaceae), growing along the cuhivated fields or in roadsides, waste lands; and distributed in most provinces of Northern China , Northwestern China and Jiangsu, Hubei, Yunnan, etc.

  1. 麦瓶草
  2. Conical silene herb
  3. Herba Silenes Conoideae

The Effect of Mai Ping Cao

Property

Sweet, slightly bitter, cool; heart and liver meridians entered.

Actions

It is used to clear away heat, nourish yin, stop bleeding and regulate the menstruation; for the treatment of epistaxis, hematemesis, hematuria, cough with consumptive disease and irregular menstruation.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or soaked in wine.