Herba Violae


Herb of Viola yedoensis Makino, family Violaceae.

Herb 10 cm tall. Axial root conical. Leaves basal, ovate-lancelate, petioles slender with corolla asymmetrical, 5-lobed, 3-dehiscent. Bitter and acrid in heart and liver channels. Axial root conical. Leaves basal, ovate-narrow wing. Flowers basal, scape long; spurred, blue-purple. Capsule elliptical, taste, cold in nature, and attributive to

Clear away heat and toxic material: For furuncle, carbuncle, inflammatory disease with redness of skin, eye congestion, appendicitis, etc., used together with Herba Taraxaci, Flos Chrysanthemi Indici, orally and topically. For snake bite, used together with small amount of Realgar, orally and topically.

Pharmacological Action
1. Bacteriostatic and anti-inflammatory.
2. Clear away heat and relieve swelling.

Administration Decoction: 9-15g.


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