Pinyin: yu xing cao

ENGLISH NAME: Houttuynia

LATIN NAME: Houttuyniae Herba

Pinyin: yu xing cao

Properties: acrid, cool
Channels Entered: Lung

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat, Eliminates Toxins and Drains Pus

2. Promotes Normal Urination

DOSAGE
15 to 30 grams in decoction. Yu Xing Cao should be decocted for only a short period of time. Double the dosage if the fresh form is used. Yu Xing Cao may be used topically, as a fresh herb crushed into paste, or as an herbal solution to be used as a rinse.