Herba cum radice houttuyniae cordatae
Houttuynia cordata Thunb.
Pron. in Japanese:
Pron. in Korean:
Pron. in Cantonese:
jyu4 seng1 cou2
houttuynia, pig thigh
along Yangzi River and in southern part of China
Properties (characteristics)﹕ 性味﹕
acrid, bitter and slightly cool
Channels (meridians) entered:歸經﹕
large intestine, lung
Actions & Indications:
rid of heat and toxin, swellings, abscesses, expels pus. Use internally or topically. Promote urination, clear damp heat diarrhea, clear painful urination, for boils, gonorrhea.
|揮發油 (evaporating oil) 0.05%: |
- α-蒎烯(α- Pinene)﹐
- 乙酸龍腦酯 (Bornyl acetate)﹐
日本產鱼腥草主成分为 (main ingredients of yu xing cao produced in Janpan:)
- 十烷酸(Decanoic acid)，占38.4%，
- 十一酮-2 (2-Undecanone) 占10.1%，以及對聚伞素﹐
全草含: (whole plant contains:)
- 阿福豆甙 (Afzerin)﹐
- 綠原酸(Chlorogenic acid)﹐
- β-谷甾醇( β-Sitoterol)﹐
花及果穗含(flowers and fruits contains:)
葉含 (the leaves contain:)
- 槲皮甙 (Quercetin)
- 無機成分：氯化钾 (Potassium chloride)﹐
- 硫酸钾 (Potassium sulfate)。
本種的鱼腥氣味是由于含有癸酰乙醛 (decanoylacetaldehyde) (CH3-(CH2)8-COCH2-CHO) 所致。
The fishy smells is caused by: decanoylacetaldehyde (CH3-(CH2)8-COCH2-CHO)
10 to 25 g (do not boil for long time). External use: according to need
Samples of formulae:
See:Acute infection, diarrhea
Juice from fresh yu xing cao inhibits staphylococcus aureus. After heating, it is less effective. Heating may cause the essential oil, an active ingredient to evaporate. Thus it becomes less effective.
Toxicity is mild. Vaginal applications have caused inflammation but symptoms subsided after stopping the applications.
There are reports that injectiones of yu xing cao extract had caused allergic reaction of shock [32-33] and death , and also had caused skin atrophy type of skin inflammation .
A genus of extremely slender aerobic spirochetes (family Leptospiraceae) that are free-living or parasitic in mammals and include a number of important pathogens (as L. icterohaemorrhagiae of Weil's disease or L. canicola of canicola fever)