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Tian Shui Yi Cao

天水蚁草
天水蚁草 #

Name

Tian Shui Yi Cao (Herba Gnaphalii Hypoleuci)

Source

The drug is the whole herb of Gnaphalium hypogleucum DC. ex Wight (Family Compositae), growing on grassslopes, in edge of woods, along roadside, in sandy areas, distributed in Henan, Shanxi, Gansu and Eastern China, Middle China, Southern China and Southwestern China.

  1. 天水蚁草
  2. Herba Gnaphalii Hypoleuci
  3. 秋鼠曲草

The Effect of Tian Shui Yi Cao

Property

Bitter, sweet, slightly cold.

Actions

The whole herb is used as antirheumatic and antitussive, for the treatment of common cold, cough, asthma, rheumatism, dysentery, scrofula, eczema, ulcers of lower limb.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with the fresh.