Andrographitis Herba

Chuan Xin Lian

Chuan Xin Lian

Category: Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity

Taste: Bitter
Temperature: Cold
Channels: Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Small Intestine

Dosage: 6-15g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Because this herb is bitter and cold it can readily injure the Stomach qi and should therefore not be taken long term or in too high a dosage.

Actions & Indications:

  • Clears heat and resolves fire toxicity: for a wide variety of heat disorders including  heat in the Lungs, throat, and urinary tract.  Also for  fire toxin manifestations on the skin such as sores and carbuncles.  In its fresh form, applied topically for snakebite.
  • Clears heat, dries dampness, and stops diarrhea: for damp-heat dysenteric disorder, hot painful urinary dribbling, and eczema.  For the latter, it is usually applied topically as an ointment.