Juncus ( 灯芯草 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Deng Xin Cao
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Heart, Lungs, Small Intestine
This herb is used in formulas to treat Bladder and urinary tract infections, particularly those created by "heat" conditions where there is concentrated urine and sometimes insomnia and mental disturbances, especially in children, with symptoms worsening at night. (TCM: damp heat; heat in Heart).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Promotes urination and leaches out dampness; clears heat from Heart Channel.
Common Formulas Used In
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there are deficient-cold symptoms.