Herba Acalyphae

 

Source
Herb of A calypha austrahs L., family Euphorbiaceae.

Characteristics
Herb, 20-40 cm tall. Stem terete and branching. Leaves alternate, ovate-rhomboid, 2.5-5.5 cm long, 1.2-3.0 cm broad, margin obtusely dentate. Inflorescence axillary, bracts triangular-reniform, closed as a clam shell, containing flowers inside. Capsule triangular-oblate, surrounded by bracts like a pearl kept in a clam. Bitter and astringent in taste, cool in nature.

Indication
1. Clear away heat and toxic material: For diarrhea and dysentery of darnpness-heat type. Recently, also for amebic dysentery and typhoid fever.
2. Stop bleeding and astringency: For hemoptysis, hematemesis, hemafecia, metrorrhagia, etc.
3. Relieve cough and dyspnea: For dyspneic cough of lung-heat type.

Pharmacological Action
1. Bacteriostatic.
2. Astringent and protective on intestinal mucosa.
3. Antiasthmatic.

Administration Decoction: 15-30g.


   

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Mr. Wang Tao

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