Source Chinese Lobelia Herb is the whole plant of Lobelia chinensis Lour., (Fam. Campanulaceae).
Producing Areas Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian and Guangdong, etc.
Properties Spicy, Neutral
Channels Heart, Small Intestines, Lung
- Promote diuresis to relieve edema
For ascites and edema.
- Clears away toxic heat
For snake-bite poisoning, skin infection and bee or scorpion injuries.
Usage and Dosage
10 – 15g is used in decoction for oral use, or 30 – 60g of the fresh is pounded into juice for oral use. Suitable amount of the pounded one is used externally.
Notes Contraindicated for patients with edema due to asthenic syndromes.
Keep in a cool, ventilated dry place. Protect from mould and moths.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is integrated with green leaves, yellow root and has no impurities.