Herb of Nervilia fordii (Hance) Schltr., family Orchidaceae.
A herbiet. Rhizome globular, 5-20 mm in diameter, with fibrous roots and
1-2 blades. Leaf ovatecordate, about 6-12 cm in length and width, with
several obvious arched parallel veins; petiole long, tubular at the lower
part, surrounded by the purple-red leaf sheath; flower rare. Sweet in
taste, cool in nature, and attributive to lung, heart and liver channel~
I. Clear away heat and toxic material: For skin infection of intense heat
type, sorethroat, summer-heat syndrome with fever and thirst, scrofula.
2. Moisturize the lung to relieve cough: For cough of heat type and dryness
Defervescent, detoxifying, expectorant and antitussive.