Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Solani
Herba Solani Xanthocarpi
Herba Solani Indici
Common English: Solanum

Herbs that Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity

Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)

Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Anchors Liver Yang, eliminates toxins, reduces inflammation and relieves pain

Liver Fire syndromes such as hepatitis A, B and C

Removes Heat, eliminates Dampness and disperses Stagnation

Carbuncles, urethritis, moist pleurisy, edema and sinusitis


Hb. Orthosiphon Aristatus
Hua Shi Cao
Hb. Patriniae
Bai Jiang Cao
Rz. Polygoni Cuspidati
Hu Zhang
Hb. Leucas Mollissimae
Hu Yao Huang

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. et Fol. Viticis Quinatae
Wu Tian
Rz. Polygoni Cuspidati
Hu Zhang
Drive out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction
Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang

Hb. Senecionis Scandens
Qian Li Guang
Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao
Sm. Cassiae
Jue Ming Zi


Liver cirrhosis

Eye disorders caused by Excess conditions

Hb. Hibisci
Fu Rong
Rx. et Fol. Viticis Quinatae
Wu Tian

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie
Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis
Ku Shen
Hb. Hedyotis Diffusae
Bai Hua She She Cao
Hb. Scutellariae Barbatae
Ban Zhi Lian

Hb. Elephantopus Scaber
Ding Shu Xiu
Rx. Vitis Amurensis
Shan Pu Tao


Itchy skin with various dermatological disorders

Pleuritis and edema

  • In Taiwan the whole plant (Fructus et Folium Solani Indici) is used. It is Cold and Bitter. It Expels Wind and relieves headaches. It is used for toothaches and sinusitis. it has antiphlogistic, expectorant, hyperglycemic and antitussive properties. It has also been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  • It is said that ulcers can be cured by using the powdered leaves.
  • For Food Stagnation or water in the Stomach, the herb is washed, dried, calcined yellow, ground into a powder, blended with sugar and mixed with 15g of boiling water. It is then taken on an empty Stomach.
  • It removes Stagnation, and removes swelling, inflammation and pain. It is indicated for pharyngitis, tonsillitis, lymphatic tuberculosis and gastralgia.
  • For gastralgia, take 9-15g in decoction.