The branch and leaf of Leonurus heterophyclus Sweet, family Labiatae.
Herb, 0.5-1.2 m.high. Stem square, covered by lodging haris. Root leaves
rounded, petioles long, margin undulate and lobed; stem leaves opposite,
palmately triparted; leaves on the inflorescence striped, entire or sparsely
serrated; both surfaces of the blades covered by soft hai~ Flowers, if
present, axillary and verticillate; corolla purple or white, labiate;
persistent calyxes numerous, each containing 4 small nuts. Acrid and bitter
in taste, slightly cold in nature, and attributIve to heart, liver and
urinary bladder channels.
1. Promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis, regulate menstruation
and relieve metrorrhagia: For blood stasis syndrome with menoxenia, dysmenorrhea,
metrorrhagia, postpartum lochiostasis, dystocia, retention of placenta
or angina pectoris, trauma, etc.
2. Promote diuresis and relieve edema: For various kinds of nephritis
3. Clear away heat and toxic materials: For skin infection, conjunctivitis,
and skin eruptions with pruritus.
tower blood pressure: For hypertension.
1. Decoction or its component leonurine stimulates the uterus of experimental
2. Hypodermic injection of leonurine depresses the central nervous system
3. Inhibiting the growth of Trichophyton schoenleini, Bacillus coli and
Shigella dysenteriue in vitro.
Decoctian: 10-30g; 30-60g up to 100g for nephritis.