Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Senecionis Scandens
Common English: Senecio
Herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly toxic
Large Intestine
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, Eliminates toxins and kills Intestinal parasites

Internally or topically for Damp-Heat dermatological disorders: carbuncles, eczema, lesions and pimples, lymphatic inflammation(Chuang Yung)

Diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal abscess, jaundice, influenza, septicemia, moist fungal infections, lead toxicity, tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, enteritis, swollen and painful throat, abnormal swelling of the Stomach or Intestines, leptospirosis, malaria, scarlet fever, urinary tract infection, post-surgical inflammation

Clears Liver Yang and brightens the eyes

Redness, pain and swelling of the eyes

Hyperemia of the eye due to Wind-Fire, nebula

As eye drops for chronic conjunctivitis, trachoma, keratitis, corneal ulcers

  • Avoid using this herb at full dosage for over four weeks as there may be slight cumulative toxicity.

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

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin


Dermatological disorders

Diarrhea, dysentery and Intestinal abscess


  1. This herb can be used alone as a wash for eye disorders.
  2. This herb is mainly indicated for carbuncles, furuncles, abscesses and ulcers.
  3. This herb inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
  4. For rubella, scabies, and other diseases caused by worms, grind this herb into a fine powder, mix with water and apply to the lesions.
    It is also said to remove excessive Body Fluid.