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Tu Ding Gui

土丁桂
土丁桂 #

Name

Tu Ding Gui (Common evolvulus herb)

Sources

The drug is the dried or fresh whole herb of Evolvulus alsinoides L. (Family Convolvulaceae), growing on grass slopes, in scrubs or along roadsides, and distributed in Southern China.

  1. 土丁桂
  2. Common evolvulus herb
  3. Herba Evolvuli Alsinoidi

The Effect of Tu Ding Gui

Property

Pungent, bitter, cool; liver, spleen and kidney meridians entered.

Constituents

Whole contains flavonoid glycosides, phenols, amino acids, saccharides, sitosterol, betaine, etc.

Actions

Whole herb is used as antiasthma, antipyretic, diuretic, antioncotic and analgesic, for the treatment of jaundice, dysentery, stranguria with turbid urine, leukorrhea, indigestion, urinic system infection, hematuria, asthma, cough, externally for scabies and traumatic injury.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~10 g, or 30~60 g of the fresh, or pounded into juice for drinking. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.