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Xiao Ye Jin Lao Mei (Littleleaf ciquefoil leaf and flower)


The drug is the dried or fresh flower or leaf of Potentilla parvifolia Fisch. (Family Rosaceae), growing on dried mountain slopes, in crevices, in or near forests, and distributed in Heilongjiang, Nei Mongol, Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan and Tibet of China.

  1. 小叶金老梅
  2. Folium Seu Flos Potentillae Parvifoliae
  3. Littleleaf ciquefoil leaf and flower

The Effect of Xiao Ye Jin Lao Mei


Sweet, cold; bladder and kidney meridians entered.


Flower or leaf is used as diuretic, antioncotic, for the treatment of beriberi with cold-damp type and prurigo, externally for mastitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with the fresh.