Avicularis ( 萹蓄 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Polygoni Avicularis

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Bian Xu

Common English Name

Avicularis or Polygonum

Part of Plant Used

Whole plant

Nature

Mildly cold

Taste

Bitter

Meridians Entered

Bladder

Common Usages

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

Dianthus.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Use with caution if there is no damp heat.



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