|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Lophatheri|
|Botanical Name:||Lophatherum gracile Brongn.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Gangmu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The leaves are gathered in summer, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet or no taste and cold|
|Meridian:||Heart, stomach and small intestine|
|Functions:||To clear heat and benefit urination
To clear heat in the heart and lessen irritability
|Indications and Combinations:||Deficiency of Qi and blood manifested as palpitations, in1. Febrile diseases manifested as irritability, thirst and fever.
*Use with Gypsum (Shigao) and Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu).
2. Heat in the heart, stomach and small intestine manifested as ulcerations of the mouth and tongue and scanty, painful urination.
*Use with Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) and Clematis stem (Mutong).
somnia and forgetfulness.
*Use with Ginseng (Renshen), Astragalus root (Huangqi), Chinese angelica root (Danggui) and Wild jujube seed (Suanzaoren) in the formula Guipi Tang.
|Cautions:||The herb should be used with caution during pregnancy.|