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Ya Zhi Cao

Ya Zhi Cao
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Name

Ya Zhi Cao (Common Dayflower Herb)

  1. Herba Commelinae
  2. 鸭跖草
  3. Common Dayflower Herb
  4. 鴨跖草

The Effect of Ya Zhi Cao

Property

Sweet, cold, bland; lung, stomach and bladder meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and promote diuresis, cool blood and remove toxicity.

Indications

Edema, difficult urination, cold, sore throat, leucorrhea, sores and boils, hematuria, metrorrhagia, hepatitis with jaundice, erysipelas, barbiers, parotitis, epistaxis, dysentery.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g (60~90 g of fresh product), or pounded into juice. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach.