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Introduction To Houttuynia (yu xing cao)









Houttuynia (yu xing cao)

Herba Houttuyniae

Properties: Pungent in flavour, cold in nature, it acts on the lung channel. The cold property clears away heat, the pungent flavour dissolves boils. It has the functions of clearing away heat, detoxicating, dissolving boils and draining pus. It may therefore be used to treat abscesses in both internal organs and external infections. It is always an important medicine for treating pulmonary abscess because the herb is mainly acting in lung. In addition, it is able to clear the damp-heat pathogens in the large intestine and bladder and treat diarrhea due to damp-heat, urination disturbance and stranguria.

Effects: Clearing away heat, detoxicating, dissolving boils, draining pus, inducing diuresis for treating stranguria.


1. For pulmonary abscess, coughing with purulent blood, it is used in combination with the drugs for clearing away heat, dissolving boils and draining pus, such as reed rhizome, platycodon root and waxgourd seed. In cases of cough due to lung-heat, it is used with scutellaria root and trichosanthes fruit to clear away heat and resolve phlegm.

2. For suppurative infections caused by noxious heat, hemorrhoid with swelling and pain, it is used in combination with heat-clearing and detoxicating drugs, such as wild chrysanthemum flower, dandelion herb, sophora fruit, etc.

In addition, it can also be used to treat dysentery and stranguria caused by damp-heat.

Dosage and Administration: 10-30g, Do not decoct for a long time.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Houttuynia (yu xing cao) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 15 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Houttuynia (yu xing cao) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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