Source The spores of Japanese Fern are the spores of Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw., and several other species of the same genus, (Fam. Logodiaceae.).
Producing Areas Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Hunan and Hubei, etc.
Properties Sweet, Salty, Cold
Channels Bladder, Small Intestines
- Promotes diuresis, unblocks stones
Treats most types of painful urinary problems: urinary stones, stranguria, dysuria with burning, hematuria, turbid and cloudy urine, and dribbling. Expels urinary and gallbladder stones.
- Reduces swelling, treats jaundice
For edema and jaundice caused by dampness-heat with general swelling, fullness or bloating in the abdomen.
- Treats tonsillitis, mastitis and erysipelas
Usage and Dosage
6–15 g is used in decoction for oral use. Wrap it before decocting.
Use with caution in the patient with deficiency of kidney-y/n.
It is inflammable and susceptible to mould. Keep in a dry and fireproof container and protect from moisture and dust.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is light in weight, brownish yellow in colour, glossy and without impurities.