Herba Ardisiae Japonicae

 

Source
Herb of Ardisia japonica (Hornst.) Bi., family Myrsinaceae.

Characteristics
A small shrub, 10-25 cm high, covered with brown hairs. Roots red. leaves opposite or whorled, elliptical, 4-7 cm long; margin dentate, both surfaces glandular spots. Flowers rare. Slightly bitter in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to lung and liver channels.

Indication
1. Eliminate phlegm and relieve cough: For chronic cough, cough due to pulmonary tuberculosis, cough of lung-heat type and hemoptysis. Recently, used for chronic bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculous pleuritis, etc.
2. Promote diuresis to deprive dampness: For jaundice of dampness-heat type and edema.
3. Activate blood circulation and stop bleeding: For amenia and abdominal pain due to blood stasis, trauma, rheumatism and hematemesis.

Pharmacological Action
1. Bergenin, an active component, is an expectorant.
2. Its volatile oil or flavone can relieve bronchospasm induced by histamine in vitro.
3. Its decoction inhibits the growth of bleumococcus, Staphylococcus atireus and influenza virus in vitro.

Administration Decoction: 10-30g.


   

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