Lygodium Spores (Haijinsha)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Spora Lygodii|
|Botanical Name:||Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw.|
|Common Name:||Lygodium spores
Japanese Fern spores
|Source of Earliest Record:||Jiayou Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The spores are gathered in autumn and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and cold|
|Meridian:||Urinary bladder and small intestine|
|Functions:||To promote water metabolism and regulate abnormal urination|
|Indications and Combinations:||Damp-heat in the urinary bladder manifested as various abnormal urinary symptoms including hot urine, urinary tract stones, bloody urine, turbid urine, dysuria, painful urination, urgency of micturition and frequent urination.
*Use with Talc (Huashi), Lysimachia (Jinqiancao), Plantain seed (Cheqianzi) and Amber (Hupo).
|Cautions:||This herb should be wrapped with a cloth for decoction, or decoction should be put through a strainer.|