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Yi Xing Suo Cao (Difformed galingale herb)


The drug is the dricd or fresh entire herb of Cyperus difformis L. (family Cyperaceae), growing along paddy fields or swamps, and distributed in Northeast China and Shanxi, Hebei, Shaanxi, Gansu, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hubei, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan of China.

  1. 异型莎草
  2. Difformed galingale herb

The Effect of Yi Xing Suo Cao


Salty, slightly bitter, cool; heart, liver, lung and bladder meridians entered.


It is used to promote the flow ofqi, activate blood circulation, relieve dysuria and promote diuresis; for the treatment of dysuria with urethral pain, traumatic injuries, hematemesis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or 30~60 g of the fresh.