Herba Potentillae Discoloris


Herb of Potentilla discolor Bunge, family Rosaceae.

A herblet. Axial root long-spindle shaped. Leaves basal, clustered, odd-pinnately compound; leaflets 5-9, square-round, dull green, dorsal surface densely covered by white hairs, margin coarsely serrate. Sweet and slightly bitter in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to liver and large intestine channels.

1. Clear away heat and toxic material: For dysentery, diarrhea of heat type, carbuncle.
2. Cool the blood and stop bleeding: For metrorrhagia and menorrhagia due to blood-heat, hemorrhoidal bleeding.

Pharmacological Action
Bacteriostatic effect on Bacillus dyscnteriae.

Administration Decoction: 9-15g of root, or 10-30g of herb.


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