Juncus ( 灯芯草 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Junci Effusi

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Deng Xin Cao

Common English Name


Part of Plant Used



Slightly cold


Sweet, bland

Meridians Entered

Heart, Lungs, Small Intestine

Common Usages

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


Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Do not use this herb where there are deficient-cold symptoms.

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