|Yu Xing Cao - Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
Yu Xing Cao - You King Cow?!?
King Cow lived in the toxic desert until he
developed swelling and pus and moved to the
jungle to eat cranberries.
English Name: houttuynia
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Houttuyniae
Properties: acrid, cool
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|toxic desert... swelling and pus
||clears toxic heat; swelling / pus
||drains damp heat
||promote urination; relieves PUD
Yu Xing Cao
Actions and Indications
- Clears toxic heat; reduces swelling, expels pus (Lung
abcess, cough caused by LU heat, phlegm-heat or LU heat cough with thick
sputum, smoker's phlegm; carbuncles, sores)
- Drains damp-heat; promotes urination; relieves PUD
(damp-heat diarrhea; PUD)
- (cc: cold deficiency)
- (cc: yin furuncles)
- (cooking: do not decoct long)
- Known as the "fishy smelling herb" it has a distinct smell when freshly harvested from the ground.
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