|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Ecliptae|
|Botanical Name:||Eclipta prostrata L.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Xinxiu Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The aerial parts of the plant are gathered in early autumn, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, sour and cold|
|Meridian:||Liver and kidney|
|Functions:||To nourish yin and tonify the kidneys
To cool the blood and stop bleeding
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficient yin of the liver and kidneys manifested as early graying of hair, dizziness, vertigo and blurred vision.
*Use with Grossy privet fruit (Nuzhenzi) in the formula Erzhi Wan.
2. Deficient yin with internal heat causing extravasation of blood manifested as vomiting with blood, epistaxis, hematuria, bloody stool, and uterine bleeding.
*Use with Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang), Donkey hide gelatin (Ejiao), Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen) and Cattail pollen (Puhuang).
3. Hemorrhage due to external injuries.
*Use alone for external use to stop bleeding.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with diarrhea due to cold and deficiency of the spleen and stomach.|