Dianthus ( 瞿麦 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Heart, Kidneys, Small Intestine, Bladder
This herb is used in formulas that treat burning urine, irregular menstruation, and constipation (TCM: damp Heat conditions).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Clears heat and promotes urination; breaks up congealed Blood; promotes movement of stool.
Common Formulas Used In
Cautions in Use
Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use where there is deficient Spleen or Kidneys.