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Dwarf Lilyturf Root Tuber

Dwarf Lilyturf Root Tuber

Dwarf Lilyturf Tuber is the dried root tuber of Ophiopogon japonicus (Thunb.) Ker-Gawl. ( F a m. Liliaceae).

Action: To nurish yin and promote the productuon of body fluid, to moisten the lung, and ease the mind.

Indications: Dry cough, phthisical cough; thrist due to impairment of body fluid; fidgetness and insommia; diabetes caused by internal heat; constipation; diphtheria.

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Heartleaf Houttuynia Herb

Heartleaf Houttuynia Herb

Heartleaf Houttuynia Herb is the dried aerial part of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. (Fam. Saururaceae).

Action: To remove toxic heat, to promote the drainange of pus, and to relieve dysuria.

Indications: Lung abscess with purulent expectoration; heat in the lung with cough and dyspnea; acute dysentery; acute urinary infection; carbuncles and sores.

Usage: To be boiled briefly; of the fresh herb to be decocted or pounded to make juice for oral administration. For external use, appropriate quantity to be pounded into paste for topical application or made into hot decoction for fuming and washing of the lesion.

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Weeping Forsythia Capsule

Weeping Forsythia Capsule

Weeping Forsythia Capsule is the dried fruit of Forsythia suspensa(Thunb.) Vahl (Fam. Oleaceae). The drug is collected in autumn when nearly ripe and still greenish, removed from foreign matter, steamed thoroughly and dried in the sun (know as “Qingqiao”) ; or the drug is collected when fully ripe, dried and removed from foreign matter (known as “Laoqiao”)

Action: To remove toxic heat, to cause subsidence of sweeling, and to eliminate nodulation.

Indications: Carbuncles, boils, lymphadenitis, mastitis, erysipelas; upper respiratory infection; febrile diseases at the early stage and at the stage with high fever, dire thirst, delirium and maculation; acute urinary infection with oliguria.

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