INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Hedyotis Diffusae
Common English: Hedyotis
Oldenlandia
Snaketongue Grass Herb
Spreading Hedyotis Herb
Herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Detoxify; Target Warm and Heat Diseases
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Sweet
Cold
(Cool)
Liver
Stomach
Large Intestine
Small Intestine
(Heart)
(Spleen)
(Urinary Bladder)
15-60g
75-150g for cancers
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, strongly relieves Fire toxins and reduces abscesses (internally and topically)

Intestinal abscess, toxic sores, ulcerations and swellings (Chuang Yung)

Snakebite

Cancers

Clears Heat and promotes urination

Lin Syndrome

Damp-Heat jaundice
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use caution during pregnancy.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Hb. Patriniae
Bai Jiang Cao
Caulis Sargentodoxae
Hong Teng

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
(Flos Chrysanthemi Indici)
(Ye Ju Hua)

Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Rx. Platycodi
Jie Geng

Intestinal abscess

Skin sores and carbuncles

Chuang Yung

Swollen, painful throat

Rz. Paridis
Chong Lou
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding

Hb. Lobeliae Chinensis
Ban Bian Lian
Fol. Pyrrosiae
Shi Wei

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao

Topically and internally for snakebite

Lin Syndrome

Damp-Heat jaundice

Hb. Scutellariae Barbatae
Ban Zhi Lian

 

Rx. Asteris
Tian Men Dong

Hb. Lobeliae Chinensis
Ban Bian Lian
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding

Cancer

Fibrocystic breast disease

Breast cancer and lymphatic cancer

Topically for snakebite

Hb. Scutellariae Barbatae
Ban Zhi Lian

Pseudobulbus Cremastrae/Pleiones
Shan Ci Gu
Rz. Curcumae
E Zhu
Rx. Sophorae Tonkinensis
Shan Dou Gen

Rx. Lithospermi (60g)
Zi Cao
Rx. Peucedani (30g)
Qian Hu
Calculus Bovis (10g)
Niu Huang

Hb. Dioscoreae Bulbiferae (60g)
Huang Yao Zi
Rx. Sophorae Tonkinensis (120g)
Shan Dou Gen

Hb. Patriniae (120g)
Bai Jiang Cao
Cx. Dictamni (120g)
Bai Xian Pi
SP. Prunellae (120g)
Xia Ku Cao

Cancer

Use 60g Bai Hua She She Cao, powder and take for Lung cancer

Use 120g of Bai Hua She she Cao, powder and take for Esophageal cancer, Stomach cancer and Colon cancer

Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen
Hb. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Fol. Pyrrosiae
Shi Wei

Hb Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

 

Damp-Heat dysuria, Shi-re Lin

Damp-Heat jaundice

 

  1. Some sources consider this herb to be in the anti-cancer category.
  2. Large doses decrease tumors.
  3. It is used for toxic accumulations in both the upper and lower body.
  4. It treats tonsillitis, laryngitis, appendicitis, hepatitis, dysenteric disorders, urinary tract infections and childhood nutritional impairment accumulation.
  5. Both Bai Hua She She Cao and Hb. Scutellariae Barbatae Ban Zhi Lian have strong cooling and toxin relieving actions and are used in the treatment of various types of cancers, especially those of the gastrointestinal tract. Bai Hua She She Cao is bitter, sweet and stronger at unblocking Lin Syndrome, while Ban Zhi Lian is only slightly bitter and acrid to transform Stagnation and break up Blood Stasis and reduce swelling. Its effect on urination is limited to facilitating the smooth passage of urine.