INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Lysimachiae
Common English: Lysimachia
Asian Moneywort Herb
Loose Strife Herb
Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Salty
Bland
Slightly Cold
(Cool)
Bladder
Gallbladder
Kidney
Liver
15-30g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Promotes urination, unblocks painful urinary dysfunction and expels stones from the urinary tract

Painful urinary dysfunction

Urinary tract stones (can be used alone)

Clears Liver and Gallbladder Damp-Heat and expels gallstones

Jaundice, red, swollen eyes and gallstones due to Liver/Gallbladder Damp-Heat

Clears Heat and resolves toxicity and swelling

Snakebite, abscess, traumatic injury (apply fresh herb topically)

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Large doses (30-60g) taken long-term can lead to dizziness, and/or palpitations (diuresis leading to potassium Deficiency).
  • Contraindicated for those with jaundice not due to Damp-Heat.
  • Use with caution for those who have diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • Concurrent use with diuretics such as chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, furosimide (Lasix), bumetanide (Bumex) and torsemide (Demadex) may lead to increased elimination of water and electrolytes.

Spora Lygodii
Hai Jin Sha
Endothelium Corneum Gigeriae Galli
Ji Nei Jin

Hb. Polygoni Avicularis
Bian Xu

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao

Bladder and Kidney stones

Hot, painful urinary dysfunction

Heat-type jaundice

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Biliary stones or jaundice due to Damp-Heat in the Liver/Gallbladder

Jaundice or gallstones due to Liver/ Gallbladder Damp-Heat

Hot, toxic swellings, sores, lesions or snakebite

Spora Lygodii
Hai Jin Sha

Spora Lygodii
Hai Jin Sha
Fol. Pyrrosiae
Shi Wei
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi

Caul. Akebiae
Mu Tong

Hb. Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi

Address all of the channels asso-ciated with painful urinary dysfunction, eliminating the causes of stone formation in the urinary tract and directly acting to expel and transform stones

Kidney or urinary stones

Kidney or urinary stones due to Kidney Deficiency with low back pain and soreness of the knees

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang
Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu
Endothelium Corneum Gigeriae Galli
Ji Nei Jin
Fr. Toosendan
Chuan Lian Zi
Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Fr. Toosendan
Chuan Lian Zi
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin

Faeces Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo
Olibanum
Ru Xiang
Myrrh
Mo Yao

Gallstones

Gallstones due to Liver Qi Stagnation with hypochondriac pain and distention, chest fullness, emotional instability and frequent sighing

Gallstones due to Blood Stagnation with fixed colicky pain and petechiae on the tongue

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

 

 

Jaundice

 

 

  1. This herb is important for treating urinary and biliary calculi.
  2. Both Jin Qian Cao and Spora Lygodii Hai Jin Sha facilitate urination, unblock painful urinary dysfunction and are commonly used together to treat Stone Lin leading to rough, painful urination. Hai Jin Sha clears Heat and unblocks Lin Syndrome, but also enters the Blood level to cool the Blood to treat Bloody Lin. JIn Qian Cao excels at facilitating the removal of Dampness and relieving jaundice and is often used to treat Damp-Heat jaundice and gallstones.
  3. Both Jian Qian Cao and Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen cool heat, remove Dampness, clear Liver Heat, benefit the Gallbladder and are often combined to treat Damp-Heat in the Liver/Gallbladder.Yin Chen is bitter, cold descending and draining and much more fragrant than Jin Qian Cao, which makes it better able to break up turbid Dampness, reduce jaundice and promote urination. It assists the Liver more that the Gallbladder. Jin Qian Cao is sweet, salty, slightly cold, softens hardnesses, expels stones and assists the Gallbladder.
  4. Hb. Lysimachiae Christinae Si Chuan Da Jin Qian Cao clears Heat, eliminates toxins and is best for gallstones.
  5. Hb. Glechomae Lian Qian Cao clears Heat, eliminates toxins and is best for Kidney Stones.