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Chuan Xin Lian (Green Chiretta or Kariyat or Andrographis)

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Cold Chuan Xin Lian (Herba Andrographitis Paniculatae)
Channels:
LI, LU, SI, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Herba Andrographitis Paniculatae
Chinese:
穿芯连
Tone Marks:
chuān xīn lián
Translation:
Thread the heart lotus

Actions

  • Clears Heat and Toxins
    For heat and fire in the Lungs and throat manifesting as asthma or abscesses. Also for urinary tract infections and toxic skin disorders.
  • Dries Dampness
    For acute infections of the gastrointestinal tract or diarrhea.
  • Used as an ointment to treat eczema from Damp-Heat.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Long term use may injure the Stomach Qi.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Dosage

  • 9-15 grams. 1-1.5 grams as a powder. (If taken in powdered form, it is recommended to use capsules due to the extreme bitter nature of this herb).
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