Avicularis ( 萹蓄 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Avicularis or Polygonum
Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat urinary-tract infections with burning and redness (TCM: damp heat conditions); also used internally and topically for parasite infections in the colon and on the skin.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Promotes urination and clears damp heat in the Bladder; expels parasites and stops itching.
Common Formulas Used In
Cautions in Use
Use with caution if there is no damp heat.