Herba Desmodii Styracifolii

 

Source
The whole plant of Desmodium styracifolium (Osbeck) Merr., family Leguminosae.

Characteristics
A herb. Stem diffuse, covered by yellow hair. Leaflets 1-3 in number, nearly rounded with retuse apex, lateral veins pinnate and regular, dorsal surface covered by white down. Raceme terminal and axillary. Corolla papillionaceous, small and purple. Legume with 3-6 wavy nodes on one side, covered by hooked hairs. Sweet and bland in taste and slightly cold in nature.

Indication
Clear away heat, promote diuresis and relieve stranguria: For stranguria caused by urinary stone and stranguria of heat-type. Recently used most commonly for cases of infectious hepatitis, cholelithiasis and cholecystitis with dampness-heat syndrome, also for cases of coronary heart diseases with dampness-heat syndrome.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its flavones increase coronary, cerebral and renal blood flow, counteracting pituitrin-induced myocardial ischemia and arrhythmia and enhancing the anoxic tolerance under atomosphere in experimental animals.
2. Increasing biliary secretion.
3. Diuretic.

Administration Decoction: 20-60g.
Tablet (each containing 0.12g of its extract): 5 tablets tid, for urinary stones and gall stones


   

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