The whole plant of Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC., family Composiiae.
A herb, 20-50 cm high. Axial root slender and crooked, with fibrous roots.
Leaves basal, pandurate-lobed, lobes at apex large, nearly triangular,
leaf base clasping the stem, margin sparsely undulate; stem leaves narrow
and lanceolate-linear. Capitulum, scape long, 1-3 in corymbose arrangement;
inflorescence with a layer of involucrates and purple-red tubular flowers,
pappus white. Slightly bitter in taste and cool in nature.
Clear away heat and toxic materials, promote diuresis and alleviate itching:
For diarrhea and dysentery of wind-heat type, sorethroat, redness, swelling
and pain of the eye, leucorrhagia, stranguria of heat type, skin infection.
Extemal use for herpes zoster, eczema, insect bite, etc.
Antibacterial on Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus pyocyaneus and Eberthella
Decoction: 5-1 2g.
External use: Appropriate amount.