Yu Xing Cao (Houttuynia)

Yu Xing Cao (Houttuynia)

Herb 27 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cool Yu Xing Cao (Herba cum Radice Houttuyniae Cordatae)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Herba cum Radice Houttuyniae Cordatae
Chinese:
鱼腥草
Tone Marks:
yú xīng căo
Translation:
Fishy Smelling Herb
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Eliminates Heat and Toxins
    Reduces Lung abscess, infections, cough with thick yellowish-green sputum, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
  • Detoxifies and Expels Pus
    Used both internally and topically for purulent sores.
  • Drains Dampness
    For Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine, colitis, or urinary tract infection.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of cold from deficiency, or for Yin type furuncles.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 15-60 grams. Do not cook for long periods of time.
  • Part used: leaves and stems.

References Used

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