|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Siegesbeckiae|
|Botanical Name:||Siegesbeckia pubescens Mak.
Siegesbeckia orientalis L.
Siegesbeckia glabrescens Mak.
|Common Name:||Siegesbeckia Herb|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Xinxiu Bencao|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The aerial part of the herb can be gathered in summer and autumn. They are then cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into small pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and cold|
|Meridian:||Liver and kidney|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness
To clear the meridians
To clear heat and release toxins
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic pain.
*Use alone or with Glorybower leaf (Chouwutong) in the formula Xi Tong Wan.
2. Boils, carbuncles, furuncles, eczema and measles.
*Use with both internally and externally.
*Use with alone or with Glorybower leaf (Chouwutong) and Uncaria stem (Gouteng).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient blood syndromes.|