art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
The leaves are gathered in summer, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.
Properties and Taste:
Sweet or no taste and cold
Heart, stomach and small intestine
To clear heat and benefit urination To clear heat in the heart and lessen irritability
Indications and Combinations:
Deficiency of Qi and blood manifested as palpitations, in1. Febrile diseases manifested as irritability, thirst and fever. *Use with Gypsum (Shigao) and Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu).
2. Heat in the heart, stomach and small intestine manifested as ulcerations of the mouth and tongue and scanty, painful urination. *Use with Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) and Clematis stem (Mutong). somnia and forgetfulness. *Use with Ginseng (Renshen), Astragalus root (Huangqi), Chinese angelica root (Danggui) and Wild jujube seed (Suanzaoren) in the formula Guipi Tang.
The herb should be used with caution during pregnancy.