Lysimachia - Desmodium
( 金钱草 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Jin Qian Cao
Lysimachia, Desmodium, or other names relative to locale
of Plant Used
Sweet, bland, slightly salty
Lungs, Liver, Gallbladder
This herb is used in formulas to treat stones in urinary or bile tracts,
and to treat symptoms of stones including inflammation, spasm, and swelling
of surrounding tissue; also reputed to be useful in treating snakebites,
jaundice, abscesses, and traumatic injury.
Usages and Functions
Expels stones; clears heat and promotes urination; clears Liver Channel
heat; detoxifies poison and reduces swelling.
Formulas Used In
Rhubarb and Scutellaria.
Do not use for excessive periods of time due to the herb's diuretic effect.