Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Patriniae
Common English: Patrinia
Dahurian Patrinia Herb
White Flower Patrinia
Snow thistle
Herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Detoxify; Target Warm and Heat Diseases
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cold
Large Intestine
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, expels pus, eliminates Phlegm and reduces abscesses (internal and topical)

Fire toxicity disorders such as Intestinal abscess, furuncles, carbuncles, erysipelas, Lung toxicity, reproductive system Heat

Fire Toxin sores and swellings (Chuang Yung)

Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, resolves bruises and stops pain

Heat induced Blood Stagnation with pain and obstruction especially in the abdomen and chest

Postpartum pain and post operative pain
  • Contraindicated if pus has formed and the Heat toxin is forcing its way outward
  • Contraindicated for those who have abdominal pain from Cold.
  • Use caution during pregnancy and then only if absolutely necessary.
  • Use caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with diarrhea and anorexia.
  • Overdose may cause nausea and dizziness.
  • Concurrent administration of this herb with sedatives such as barbiturates, antihistamines, narcotic analgesics, benzodiazepines and many others, will lead to prolonged sedation.

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi

Suppurative abscesses.

Intestinal abscess with fever, abdominal and costal pain, postpartum abdominal pain and eye redness, swelling and pain.

Intestinal abscesses that have not completely suppurated.

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi

Swollen, toxic sores and abscesses and pain redness and swelling of the eyes.

Disperses Stagnation due to Heat Toxin with abdominal pain and distention, abdominal masses and jaundice.

Gynecological disorders involving vaginal discharge, pain and abdominal distention due to Heat Stasis.

Suppurations due to smoldering Damp-Heat.

Suppurative Intestinal abscess without Heat symptoms.

Hb. Houttuyniae
Yu Xing Cao
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Faeces Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Lung abscess.

Abdominal pain and fever due to postpartum Blood Stasis.

Unsuppurated Intestinal abscess with an immobile abdominal mass.

Chest and abdominal pain.

Hb. Houttuyniae
Yu Xing Cao
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rx. Platycodi
Jie Geng

Faeces Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu


Lung abscess with fever and cough with mucus and Blood.

Blood Stasis.


  1. It is used singly for dysmenorrhea and postpartum pain.
  2. It is primarily used for abscesses and tumors of the gastrointestinal tract (usually combined with Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren).
  3. The seeds are used in the treatment of eye diseases.
  4. It also treats abdominal pain in women due to Blood Stasis.
  5. It is widely used in gynecologically for Blood Stasis with toxic accumulation.
  6. It dispels inflammation, drains pus, purifies the Blood and treats edema and swollen lesions.
  7. This herb inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
  8. It is used for carbuncle, general edema, diseases caused by pathogenic Heat, paralysis due to pathogenic Wind and post-paralysis pain.
  9. One source says this this herb is effective for stubborn illnesses caused by pathogenic Wind and removes chronic Blood Stasis.
  10. Another source says that it is effective for diseases of the Blood an Qi, and cardiac and abdominal lumps.
  11. For abdominal pain and fullness, powder 50g of this herb along with 100g Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren and 20g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi, decoct 3-5g in 80ml water and boil down to 40ml each time for oral administration.
  12. Both Bai Jiang Cao and Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying cool Heat, resolve toxicity and reduce swollen abscess, better at dredging constraint and dispersing clumping (focusing on the Liver and Stomach channels), while Bai Jiang Cao is better at eliminating Stasis and expelling pus.
  13. Both Bai Jiang Cao and Hb. Houttuyniae Yu Xing Cao clear the head, resolve toxicity, reduce sores and expel pus. Bai Jiang Cao is bitter, acrid, slightly cold, enters the Qi and Blood levels and excels at clearing Heat from the Stomach and Intestines. it treats abscesses of the Lungs, Liver and Intestines and expels Blood Stagnation to alleviate pain. It treats pelvic Blood Stagnation and toxic accumulation such as might occur in postpartum lochia. Yu Xing Cao is acrid, cold and primarily enters the Lung channel. It is best for cooling Lung Heat, eliminating toxicity manifested as Lung abscess and expelling pus. It also promotes urination and unblocks painful urinary dysfunction.
  14. Research has shown a sedative activity twice as powerful as its western relative, Valerian root.