Yerbadetajo Herb

Source Yerbadetajo Herb is the dried aerial part ofEclipta prostrata L., (Fam. Compositae).

Producing Areas Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Guangdong.

Properties Sweet, Sour, Cold

Channels Liver, Kidney


  • Nourishes the liver and kidneys
    For deficiency of liver-yin and kidney-yin manifested as dizziness, tinnitus, alopecia, looseness of teeth and poliosis.
  • Cools the blood to stop bleeding
    For blood-heat syndrome manifested as heamoptysis, haematemesis, haematuria, metrorrhagia, haemafecia or dysentery with bloody stools.
  • For eczema, leukorrhoea, itching in vagina, and bleeding due to trauma.

Usage and Dosage
10 – 15g is used in decoction for oral use. 15 – 30g fresh Mohanlian is pounded for oral use. The pounded fresh Mohanlian or powder of the dried one can also be used for external application.


  • Contraindicated for asthenic coldness of the spleen and stomach.
  • Use with caution for diarrhoea due to asthenic coldness and deficiency of yang.

It is entirely covered by white hair. The stem is cylinder-shaped with many branches, 2 – 7mm in diameter, grey green in colour or slightly with purple colour, with yellowish white broken surface in which there is a loose or empty centre. The leaves are dark green, which are mostly curled up and broken, 3 – 10cm long, with serrated edge. Only one capitulum is at the top of one stem, 6 – 11 mm in diameter. The main stalk is slender with 5 – 6 yellow green or brown bracts. The fruit is oval in shape with brown or pale brown surface on which there are some wart-shaped bulges. It is light in nature. The flavour is slightly salty.

Keep in a well-ventilated and dry place. Protect it from mould and moths.

Description of Quality Herb
Good Mohanlian is dry, tender, green in colour, with big size leaves and long stem.

Yerbadetajo Tea with Bletilla Tuber

Nourishes the spleen and arrests bleeding. This tea relieves gastrorrhagia, blood vomiting, black stools and deficiency of vital energy.

Yerbadetajo herb 30g, Bletilla tuber 15g, liquorice root 10g, red dates 8.

1.Soak dates and remove pits.
2.Decoct the three herbs, draw for 15 minutes, extract essence and serve.

Milkvetch and Yerbadetajo Congee

Benefitsqi and builds the blood. It is recommended for those suffering purple leucoderma caused by deficiency ofqi and lack of blood.

Milkvetch root 10g, Eclipta grass 10g, red dates 20, Japonica rice 100g.

1.Decoct the milkvetch and eclipta, and strain out the dregs.
2.Use the herbal essence obtained to cook the red dates and japonica rice as congee.

Tips for a Healthy Life
This tea is not suitable for those who suffer from acute nephritis. People with anorexia, thick and greasy tongue coating should take with caution.