Flos Eriocauli

 

Source
The capitulum of Eriocaulon buergerianum Koern. and E. sexangulare L., family Eriocautaceae.

Characteristics
Inflorescence semi-globulose, densely surrounded by layers of bracts, light yellow-green, lustrous, apex grey-white, numerous black anthers and yellow-green young fruits seen when kneaded to pieces. Acrid and sweet in taste, slightly warm in nature, and attributive to liver and stomach channels.

Indication
Expel wind and heat, improve visual acuity and remove nebula: For wind-heat syndrome with redness, swelling and pain of the eyes, headache, toothache, nebula formation, etc.

Pharmacological Action
Bacteriostatic.

Administration Decoction: 6-9g.


   

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