Herba Loropetali


Shrub of Loropetalum chinense (R. Br.) Oliv., family Hamamelidaceae.

A shrub, covered by star-like hairs. Bark deep-grey. leaves alternate, ovate, coarse 1.5-6.0 cm long, base oblique. Flowers several in cluster, with four yellowish white and linear petals. Capsule inverted-conical. Bitter, sweet and astringent in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to liver, stomach and large intestine channels.

1. Clear away heat and toxic material and relieve diarrhea: For burn and carbuncle (external use), and diarrhea.
2. Stop bleeding by astringing: For hemoptysis, hematemesis, hemafecia, metrorrhagia, epistaxis, etc., and external use for traumatic bleeding.
3. Promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis: For trauma, angina pectoris, amenorrhea, etc.
4. Relieve cough and dyspnea.

Pharmacological Action
1. Hemostatic.
2. Its decoction stimulates the uterus of experimental animals in vitro.
3. Its decoction inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus.
4. Increasing coronary flow, dilating the peripheral vessels and being cardiotonic.

Administration Decoction:
6-9g of flower; 15-30g of leaf; 6-15g of root.
External use: Appropriate amount.


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