||Herba Polygoni Avicularis
||Polygonum aviculare L.
|Source of Earliest Record:
||Shennong Bencao Jing
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
||The aerial parts of the plant are gathered in summer and dried in the sun.
|Properties and Taste:
||Bitter and slightly cold
||To promote water metabolism and regulate abnormal urination
To expel parasites and stop itching
|Indications and Combinations:
||1. Damp-heat in the urinary bladder manifested as scanty urine with blood, painful urination, urgency of micturition and frequent urination.
*Use with Pink (Qumai), Clematis stem (Mutong) and Talc (Huashi) in the formula Bazhen San.
2. Eczema and trichomonas vaginalis.
*The decoction is used externally for washing.