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Mai Ping Cao

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Mai Ping Cao (Conical silene herb)


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. Herba Silenes Conoideae
  3. Conical silene herb

The Effect of Mai Ping Cao


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


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.