|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Leonuri|
|Botanical Name:||Leonurus heterophyllus Sweet|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The entire plant is gathered in May or June, when it is flowering. It is then dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and slightly cold|
|Meridian:||Heart, liver and urinary bladder|
|Functions:||To invigorate blood and move stagnation
To promote urination and reduce edema
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Blood stagnation manifested as irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain and swelling and pain due to external injuries.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) and Red peony (Chishao). Motherwort (Yimucao) may also be used alone.
2. Dysuria or edema.
*Use with Fresh Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen).