Flos Buddlejae

 

Source
The immative inflorescence of Buddleja officinalis Maxim., family Loganiaceae.

Characteristics
Inflorescence irregularly conical, composed of numerous buds; 1.5-3.0 cm long, grey-yellow, densely pubescent. Buds short-clavate, slightly enlarged at the upper end, soft in texture. Aromatic in odour. Sweet in taste, slightly cold in nature, and attributive to liver channel.

Indication
Clear away liver-fire and nourish the liver, remove nebula to improve the visual acuity: For liver-heat syndrome with redness, swelling and pain of the eye, photophobia and lacrirnation, used together with Spica Prunellae, Herba Equiseti Hiemalis, etc.; for patient with hypofunction of liver, used together with Radix Paeoniae Alba, Fructus Ligustrt Lycidi, Concha Margaritifera Usta, etc.; for blurring of vision due to hyfunction of liver, used together with Fructus Lycll, Semen Cuscutae, etc.; for nebula, used together with Concha Margaritifera Usta, Periostracum Cicadae, etc:

Pharmacological Action
One of its active components, acacetin, has similar effect as that of vitamin P.

Administration Decoction: 3-9g.


   

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