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Pinyin: yu xing cao

ENGLISH NAME: Houttuynia

LATIN NAME: Houttuyniae Herba

Pinyin: yu xing cao

Properties: acrid, cool
Channels Entered: Lung

1. Clears Heat, Eliminates Toxins and Drains Pus

2. Promotes Normal Urination

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.

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