Pinyin: chuan xin lian
ENGLISH NAME: Andrographis
LATIN NAME: Andrographis Herba
Properties: bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach, Large intestine, Small Intestine
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Activates Blood Circulation, Dispels Blood Stasis
2. Regulates W ater Circulation, Reduces Swelling
6 to 15 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Chuan Xin Lian is bitter and cold. Large dosages or long-term consumption may injure Stomach qi.
• Chuan Xin Lian must be used with caution during pregnancy, because of its abortifacient effect. 1