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Yu Xing Cao

Posted by: admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 08:26 PM
Clear Heat

1 TASTE
Pungent and slightly cold


2 MERIDIANS
Lung


3 FUNCTIONS
To clear heat and release toxins


4 INDICATIONS
1. Lung abscess manifested as cough with bloody and pus-likesputum. Houttuynia (Yu Xing Cao) is used with Platycodon root (Jiehgeng) and Coix seed (Yi Yi Ren).2. Heat in the lungs manifested as cough with yellow and thick sputum. Houttuynia (Yuxingcao) is used with Mulberry bark (Sang Bai Pi) and Trichosanthes fruit (Gua Lou).3. Boils and swelling due to toxic heat. Houttuynia (Yuxingcao) is used with Dandelion herb (Pu Gong Ying) and Forsythia fruit (Lian Qiao).


5 DOSAGE
15-30 g


Yu Xing Cao

Image of herb: Yu Xing Cao
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