Eclipta ( 旱莲草 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Han Lian Cao
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat spontaneous bleeding from nose, uterus, and Lungs, and blood in urine (TCM: heat in Blood); also used to treat dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, premature graying of hair, vertigo, loss of teeth, and sore back and knees (TCM: deficient Liver and Kidney Yin syndromes).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Nourishes and tonifies Liver and Kidney Yin; cools Blood and stops bleeding.
Common Formulas Used In
Concha Marguerita and Ligustrum.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is a deficiency cold pattern in the Liver or Kidneys.