Herb of Viola yedoensis Makino, family Violaceae.
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
1. Bacteriostatic and anti-inflammatory.
2. Clear away heat and relieve swelling.