|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Violae|
|Botanical Name:||Viola yedoensis Mak.
Viola prionantha Bge.
Viola patrini DC.
|Common Name:||Viola Herb
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Gangmu|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The entire plant is gathered in summer, cleaned in water, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, pungent and cold|
|Meridian:||Heart and liver|
|Functions:||To clear heat and release toxins|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Boils, carbuncles and furuncles.
*Use with Dandelion herb (Pugongying), Wild chrysanthemum flower (Yejuhua) and Honeysuckle flower (Jinyinhua).
2. Snake bite.
*Use the juice of the fresh herb orally and externally.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient cold syndrome.|