Yu Xing Cao - Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
LU (15-30g)


Yu Xing Cao - You King Cow?!?

King Cow lived in the toxic desert until he developed swelling and pus and moved to the jungle to eat cranberries.

English Name: houttuynia
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Houttuyniae
Properties: acrid, cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
toxic desert... swelling and pus clears toxic heat; swelling / pus
jungle drains damp heat
cranberries promote urination; relieves PUD


       Yu Xing Cao Actions and Indications
  • Clears toxic heat; reduces swelling, expels pus (Lung abcess, cough caused by LU heat, phlegm-heat or LU heat cough with thick sputum, smoker's phlegm; carbuncles, sores)
  • Drains damp-heat; promotes urination; relieves PUD (damp-heat diarrhea; PUD)
  • (cc: cold deficiency)
  • (cc: yin furuncles)
  • (cooking: do not decoct long)
    Special Notes:
  • Known as the "fishy smelling herb" it has a distinct smell when freshly harvested from the ground.

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