The whole plant of Lysimachia chnstinae Hance, family Primukiceae.
herb. Stems creeping, purple red, with fibrous roots on the nodes. leaves
opposite, cordate-ovate, midrib noticeable. Flower solitary and axillary;
corolla 5-lobed, yellow. Punctate-striped black gland seen on leaves,
flowers and fruits through thelight after soaked in water. Sweet and bland
in taste, slightly cold in nature, and attributive to liver, gallbladder,
kidney and urinary bladder channels.
Eliminate dampness and relieve jaundice: For jaundice of dampness-heat
type. Recently used commonly for cholelithiasis and infectious hepatitis.
2. Promote diuresis and relieve stranguria: For stranguria of heat-type,
urinary stone, and edema.
3. Clear away toxic material and relieve swelling: For skin infection.
Increasing biliary secretioii;