Pinyin: pu gong ying
ENGLISH NAME: Herba Taraxaci
LATIN NAME: Taraxaci Herba
Properties: bitter, sweet, cold
Channels Entered: Liver, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat and Eliminates Toxins
2. Eliminates Damp-Heat
3. Promotes Urination
10 to 30 grams in decoction. A large dose of fresh PU Gong Ying is usually crushed into paste for topical application.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Large dosages are sometimes associated with diarrhea.
• Use of PU Gong Ying is contraindicated for yin sores or carbuncles where there is no redness and pain.