Chinese medicine Houttuynia cordata: Nature and flavor return to meridian: pungent, slightly cold. Return to the lung meridian. This quality is light pungent powder, mild cold and clear solution, specially enters the lung meridian. It is an important medicine for treating lung carbuncle, not only for clearing and thoroughness, good for clearing away heat and toxins, removing pus and eliminating carbuncle;
Efficacy: clearing away heat and toxins, removing pus and carbuncle, diuresis and leaching.
Indications of disease
(1) Pulmonary carbuncle coughing and vomiting pus and blood, lung heat, coughing and thick sputum.
(2) Heat toxin sore, damp-heat and diarrhea.
(3) Hot shower and astringent pain.
Usage and dosage: oral administration: decoction, 15~30g, fresh Double the product, do not decoct for a long time; or take the pill powder. External use: appropriate amount, pound and compress.
Note for use: This product has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and immune function enhancementCan, anti-tumor, antitussive, antiasthmatic, sedative and other effects.
Place of Origin: Produced in all places south of the Yangtze River.
Harvesting and processing: Fresh products can be harvested throughout the year; dry products are harvested in summer with lush stems and leaves to remove impurities and sun-dried.
Fresh houttuynia cordata: stem is cylindrical, 20～45cm long, 0.25～0.45cm diameter; upper partGreen or purple-red, the lower part is white, the nodes are obvious, and the lower nodes have fibrous roots, glabrous or sparsely hairs. Leaves alternate, heart-shaped, 3-10cm long, 3-11cm wide; apex acuminate, entire; upper surface is green with dense glandular dots, lower surface is often purplish red; petiole is slender, base and stipules are combined to form a sheath . The spikes are terminal. It has a fishy smell and astringent taste.
Dried Houttuynia cordata: The stem is flat and cylindrical,Twisted, yellow-brown surface, with several longitudinal ribs; brittle and easy to break. The leaves are curled and shrunken, and become heart-shaped after being flattened. The upper surface is dark yellow-green to dark brown, and the lower surface is gray-green or gray-brown. Spikes are yellowish brown.