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 Oldenlandiae Diffusae, Hb (= Hedyotis Diffusae, Hb)


Pin Yin: bai hua she she cao
Botanical family: Rubiaceae
Botanical name: Oldenlandia diffusa (Willd.) Roxb. [= Hedyotis diffusa]

Primary action: Clear Heat Toxins
Secondary actions: Clear Heat, Dry Dampness
Temperature: cold
Taste: bitter, sweet
Entering Channel: Lv, St, LI

Actions:
   Clears Heat and detoxifies Fire Poison and reduces abscesses; for
Intestinal Abscess, Heat in the Bladder, and Poisonous sores and ulcers on the skin.
   Clears Damp Heat jaundice.
   Clears Heat from the Lungs.
   Clears Heat from Intestines; used for gastrointestinal neoplasms when used in higher dosage range.
   (See Heat Toxin ; Intestinal Abscess ; Damp Heat of Bladder ; Damp Heat of Gall Bladder and Liver ; Spleen Stomach Damp Heat ; Heat Congested in Lungs (Repletion Heat of Lungs) ; Large Intestine Damp Heat .)

Indications: cough, sore and swollen throat, skin rashes, sores, masses, intestinal abscess, snakebite, insect bites, jaundice, strangury

Dosage: 10-30 qian.

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