|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Eriocauli|
|Botanical Name:||Eriocaulon buergerianum koern.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Kaibao Bencao|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The whole plant is gathered in autumn, dried in the sun and cut into pieces for use.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and neutral|
|Meridian:||Liver and stomach|
|Functions:||To clear heat and disperse wind
To brighten the eyes
|Indications and Combinations:||Wind-heat in the liver meridian manifested as red, painful, and swollen eyes, excessive tearing, photophobia and corneal opacity.
*Use with Schizonepeta (Jingjie), Ch8inese gentian (Longdancao) and Red peony (Chishao).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficiency of blood.|