Source Heartleaf Houttuynia Herb is the dried aerial part of Houttuyniae Cordata Thunb. (Fam. Saururaceae).
Producing Areas Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei, etc.
Properties Spicy, Cool
•Eliminates heat and toxins
Reduces lung abscesses, infections, cough with thick yellowish-green sputum, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
•Detoxifies and expels pus
Used both internally and topically for purulent sores.
For damp-heat in the large intestine, colitis, or urinary tract infection.
Usage and Dosage
15 – 30g is used in decoction for oral use. It is not suitable for prolonged decocting.
The juice of 30 – 60g fresh Yuxingcao is for drinking. The powdered is for external use.
Notes Use with caution in the case with cough due to asthenic cold and surgical yin syndrome.
Keep in a dry place.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is green in colour, with many leaves, spikes and a strong fishy smell.