Pinyin: mo han lian
ENGLISH NAME: Eclipta
LATIN NAME: Ecliptae Herba
Properties: sweet, sour, cold
Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Nourishes Yin and Tonifies the Kidney
2. Cools the Blood and Stops Bleeding
10 to 30 grams in decoction. Han Lian Cao is a1so used in paste, juice, pill or powder forms. The fresh herb has a stronger function to clear heat and coo1 the b100d than the dried herb.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use Han Lian Cao with caution for Spleen and Kidney deficiencies, and patients experiencing cold and diarrhea.
• Use it with caution for Spleen qi deficient patients who have food stagnation.