Spora Lygodii

 

Source
The spores of Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw., and several other species of the same genus, family Logodiaceae.

Characteristics
The spores appearing as powder, yellow, light and smooth, with crackling sound and sparks when burnt. Vine herbaceous Fronds growing oppositely from the short branch which is 3-5 mm long; sterile fronds bipinnate, pinnules palmate or 3-lobed; fimbriate sporangial spikes growmg at the margin of fertile pinnules. Sweet in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to urinary bladder and small intestine channels.

Indication
Promote diuresis and relieve stranguria, clear away heat and toxic material: For stranguria of heat type and that caused by urinary stone, complicated by hematuria and chyluria; leucorrhagia, edema, mumps and sorethroat. External use for eczema.

Pharmacological Action
Its 50% decoction inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus typhoid, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus coiL

Administration Decoction: 6-12g (wrapped with cloth in boiling).
External use: Appropriate amount.


   

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