Pinyin: bian xu

English Name: Common knotgrass herb

Latin Name: Herba Polygoni Avicularis

Pinyin: bian xu

Properties: bitter, cool
Channels Entered: Urinary Bladder

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Promotes Diuresis

2. KiIIs Parasites

3. Dispels Damp-Heat

DOSAGE

10 to 15 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Over-consumption of Bian Xu may cause depletion of jing (essence) and qi.