INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Elephantopus Scaber
Common English: Elephantopi

Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)

Herbs that Clear Heat

Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bitter
(Acrid)
Cold
Liver
Kidney
Large Intestine
6-30g
Fresh: 60-120g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Promotes urination and reduces swelling

Edema, edema of the face and limbs, leg Qi, swelling due to nephritis of hydronephrosis

Hepatitis, bronchitis, fever and cough with pneumonia

Painful swelling

Clears Heat, purges Fire, eliminates Toxins

Intestinal bleeding from the rectum during or before a bowel movement, bleeding hemorrhoids

Relieves pain

Headache or migraine headache

Wind-Damp Bi

CONTRAINDICATIONS
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Hb. Ludwigiae Prostratae
Shui Ding Xiang
Hb. Polygoni Avicularis
Bian Xu

Hb. Dianthi
Qu Mai
Talcum
Hua Shi
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao
Caulis Akebiae
Mu Tong
Stigma Maydis
Yu Mi Xu

Caulis Hyptis Capitatae
Mo Gu Xiao
Hb. Polygoni Avicularis
Bian Xu

Hb. Dianthi
Qu Mai
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Rx. Stephaniae tetrandrae
Han Fang Ji
Stigma Maydis
Yu Mi Xu

Rx. Ilicis Asprellae
Wan Dian Jin

Hb. Ludwigiae Prostratae
Shui Ding Xiang
Rx. Vitis Amurensis
Shan Pu Tao

Nephritis

Edema

Gout

Hb. Pteris
Feng Wei Cao

Hb. Verbenae
Ma Bian Cao
Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Rx, Bupleuri
Chai Hu

Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

 

Bleeding hemorrhoids

Headache or migraine headache

 

  1. This herb decreases urinary albumin.