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Niu Er Yan Bai Cai

牛耳岩白菜
牛耳岩白菜 #

Name

Niu Er Yan Bai Cai (Ivory-white chirita herb)

Sources

The drug is the dried rhizome or whole herb of Chirita eburnea Hance (Family Gesneriaceae), growing on rocks or under forests along creeks, and distributed in Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou and Sichuan of China.

  1. 牛耳岩白菜
  2. Ivory-white chirita herb
  3. Herba Chiritae Eburnentis
  4. 牛耳朵

The Effect of Niu Er Yan Bai Cai

Property

Slightly bitter, sweet, cool.

Actions

Clear lung and relieve cough, cool blood to stop bleeding, remove toxicity and eliminate carbuncle.

Indications

Cough due to yin deficiency, hemoptysis due to pulmonary tuberculosis, hematemesis, metrorrhagia, leukorrhea, etc, externally for traumatic bleeding and carbuncles.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g of the whole herb, or 3~9 g of the root. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.