Butterflybush Flower (Mimenghua)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Buddlejae
|Botanical Name:||Buddleja officinalis Maxim|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The flower buds are gathered in spring and dried in the sun.
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and slightly cold|
|Functions:||To clear heat in the liver
To brighten the eyes and reduce corneal opacity
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Heat in the liver manifested as red, painful, and swollen eyes, photophobia, excessive tearing, and corneal opacity.
*Use with Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua), Sea-ear shell (Shijueming) and Tribulus fruit (Baijili).
2. Deficient yin in the liver with yang attacking upward manifested as dizziness, blurred vision, dry eyes and corneal opacity.
*Use with Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi) and Flattened milkvetch seed (Shayuanzi).