Pinyin: chuan xin lian

ENGLISH NAME: Andrographis

LATIN NAME: Andrographis Herba

Pinyin: chuan xin lian

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

DOSAGE
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