Glorybower Leaf (Chouwutong)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Folium Clerodentri trichotomi|
|Botanical Name:||Clerodendron trichotomum Thunb.|
|Common Name:||Glorybower leaf
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Tujing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The leaves are gathered before the plant bears fruit in summer. They are then dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter, sweet and cool|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic pain, numbness of limbs and hemiplegia.
*Use with Siegesbeckia (Xixiancao), Uncaria stem (Gouteng) and Mulberry mistletoe (Sangjisheng).
*The decoction of the herb is used for external washing.
|Cautions:||This herb should not be boiled for a long time.|