Bitter, pungent and cold
Liver and gall bladder
1. To clear the fire in the liver; 2. To dissipate accumulation of modules
1. Flaring up of liver fire manifested as red, painful, swollen and watery eyes, headache and dizziness. Prunella spike (Xiaducao) is used with Sea-ear shell (Shi Jue Ming) and Chrysanthemum flower (Ju Hua).2. Accumulation of phlegm-fire manifested as scrofula, lipoma, swollen glands or goiter. Prunella spike (Xia Ku Cao) is used with Oystershell (Mu Li), Scrophularia (Xuan Shen) and Laminaria (Kun Bu).
This herb should be used with caution in cases with a weak stomach and spleen.