Chinese Herb: Zi Hua Di Ding (Viola or Yedeon's Violet), Herba cum Radice Violae Yedoensitis

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Chinese Herb: Zi Hua Di Ding (Viola or Yedeon's Violet), Herba cum Radice Violae Yedoensitis

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

Cold Zi Hua Di Ding (Herba cum Radice Violae Yedoensitis)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Herba cum Radice Violae Yedoensitis
Chinese:
紫花地丁
Tone Marks:
zĭ huā dì dīng
Translation:
Purple Flower Earth Spike

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Eliminates Heat and Toxicity
    Reduces inflammation of the throat, eyes, and ears, especially effective for treating mumps. Also effective at clearing abscesses of the breast and intestines, and erysipelas.
  • Relieves Sores from Heat
    Used topically or internally for boils, carbuncles, and other sores or abscesses, especially in the head and back.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of cold from deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 9-15 grams.
  • Part used: entire plant.

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Often used fresh for topical application

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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