Herb of Capselta bursa-pastoris (L.) Medic., family Cruciferae.
A herbiet, 15-35 cm high. Basal leaves clustered, petioled, pinnately
lobed; stem leaves narrowed-lanceolate, 1-2 cm long, clasping the stem
by auricularly base, margin serrate. Raceme terminal or axillary, flowers
small and white. Silicle inversely triangular; apex retuse. Sweet and
bland in taste, slightly cool in nature, and attributive to liver, stomach,
small intestine and urinary bladder channels.
1. Cool the blood and stop bleeding: Generally for metrorrhagia and liematuria,
also for hematemesis, hemoptysis, etc.
2. Clear away heat and promote diuresis: For stranguria complicated by
chyluria, edema and dysuria.
3. Lower blood pressure: For hypertension.
1. Its infusion shortens the clotting time in rabbits.
2. Its decoction increases the uterine contractility of rats in vitro.
3. Its alcoholic extract promotes the contraction of small intestine of
Decoction: 15-30g; 30-60g of fresh herb.