Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Pyrolae
Common English: Pyrola
Asian Wintergreen Root and Herb
Lu Han Cao
Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Dispels Wind-Dampness and strengthens the sinews and bones

Wind-Damp Bi and lack of strength in the back and legs (can be used alone)

Stops bleeding

A variety of bleeding disorders including hemoptysis, epistaxis, irregular uterine bleeding and bleeding from trauma

Augments the Kidneys and aids them to grasp Qi (Tonifies the Lungs and Kidneys)

Coughing and wheezing from chronic Lung Qi Deficiency or failure of the Kidneys to grasp Qi

Invigorates Blood circulation and regulates menstruation


Nourishes the Heart and stops perspiration

Palpitations and night sweating associated with Heart Yin Deficiency
  • This herb in combination with Rx. Astragali Huang Qi, was found to be effective in preventing the ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity associated with the use of aminoglycosides.

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie

Hb. Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi
Cx. Eucommiae
Du Zhong

Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji

Chronic degenerative joint disease.

Prolonged painful obstruction with weak and soft sinews and bones.


Charred Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu Tan

Rx. Stemonae
Bai Bu
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Sm. Juglandis
Hu Tao Ren

Pigs Feet

Irregular uterine bleeding.

Wheezing due to Lung Qi Deficiency or failure of the Kidneys to grasp Qi.

Stewed together for Deficiency consumption.

Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi
Cx. Eucommiae
Du Zhong
Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi

Hb. Epimedii
Yin Yang Huo
Rz. Drynariae
Gu Sui Bu
Caul. Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng


Soreness, weakness and Coldness associated with the low back and knees.

Bone spurs.


  1. This herb has a contraceptive action and may cause atrophy of the uterus and ovaries.
  2. It lowers blood pressure.
  3. In Japan, it is used to treat beriberi and promote diuresis.
  4. The juice of the raw herb treats toxic insect bites and incised wounds.
  5. This herb can be applied topically as a powder or crushed as a fresh herb for bleeding due to trauma.
  6. This herb is particularly good for older patients as it tonifies the Kidneys.
  7. It also moistens the Lungs.
  8. It also nourishes the Heart and astringes sweating and is used to treat palpitations and nightsweats.
  9. It is also said to treat symptoms of Phlegm-Fire.