Common Lophatherum Herb/ Dan Zhu Ye (16 oz/bag)
- Relieves symptoms of constant thirst resulting from major heat-related illnesses
- Eases canker sores and painful urination
The taste is sweet and mild. The dry stems and branches with leaves, 30 to 60 cm in length. The stem is yellowish, hollow, flattened, and cylindrical, with a diameter of 1 to 2 mm; it is knotted, sheathed in the stem, and has long white pilose along the edge. Leaf-blades are lanceolate, shrunken and curled, 5-20 cm long, 2-3.5 cm wide, cyan or yellow-green, glabrous or pubescent on both sides, parallel veins, with obvious small transverse veins, light and light weak.
The ones with green color, large leaves, few stalks, no roots, and flower spikes are better. They enter the Heart, Lung, Gallbladder, and Stomach meridians.
Effects: To clear the heart and reduce inflammation, remove irritability, and facilitate urination. Lophatherum Herb has been used to cure fever, thirst, upset, red and astringent urine, turbidity, mouth ulcers, swelling, and painful gums.
Dosage: Oral administration: Decoction, 9~15g.
Those who have no real fire or damp-heat should take it with caution, and those who are weak and cold should not take it.