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.