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Yu Xing Cao 魚腥草 Herba Houttuyniae

English Name: houttuynia, heart-leaf houttuynia
Property: pungent, cool
Channel: LU, (LI)
Part used: aerial part
Dosage: 15-30g (decoct for short period of time)

Category:

Actions/Indications:
1. Clears heat, eliminates toxins, drains pus: Lung abscess, sores and skin lesions from
heat-toxins, infections
2. Promotes urination: dysuria due to lower jiao damp heat

Contraindications: SP/ST deficient cold

 

Brand

BodyCrafters

Herbology (TCM) Chinese Medicine

Actions/Indications

1. Clears heat, eliminates toxins, drains pus: Lung abscess, sores and skin lesions from
heat-toxins, infections
2. Promotes urination: dysuria due to lower jiao damp heat

 

 

Cautions

SP/ST deficient cold

 

Uses

Has long been used in Asia to treat pneumonia, hypertension, constipation, and hyperglycemia via detoxification, reduction of heat and diuretic action.