Pinyin: xiao tong cao
ENGLISH NAME: Stachyurus Pith
LATIN NAME: Stachyuri Medulla Helwingiae Medulla
Properties: sweet, bland, cool
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1.Promotes Urination and Resolves Dampness
2. Promotes Lactation
2 to 5 grams. Use 15 to 18 grams of Tong Cao when the intent is to promote lactation.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Tong Cao is not recommended for pregnant women.