Pinyin: ban bian lian
English Name: Chinese lobelia
Latin Name: Lobeliae Chinensis Herba
Properties: acrid, cold
Channels Entered: Heart, Lung, Small intestine
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat and Eliminates Toxins
2. Regulates W ater Circulation and Eliminates W ater Retention
10 to 20 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Ban Bian Lian is contraindicated in patients who have edema caused by deficiency.