Yu Xing Cao

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Common Name: Houttuynia
Botanical Name: Houttuynia Cordata Herb
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Yu Xing Cao
Yu Xing Cao Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional or doctor for correct usage.
Yu Xing Cao Precautions: Do not use if nursing or pregnant. Toxicity is mild. Vaginal applications have caused inflammation, but symptoms subsided after stopping application.

Yu Xing Cao Benefits & Information

Yu Xing Cao is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that is known for its properties involving the inflammation of the respiratory tract, anti-tussive, hemorrhoids, urinary antiseptic, over-expansion of bronchi, whooping cough, water retention, infection after surgery, lowering fever, bacterial diarrhea, jaundice, Lyme Disease, Co-infections, Used in cosmetic for revitalizing properties. Yu Xing Cao is also known as Fishy Smelling Herb. It is discussed in Stephen Buhner's book, Healing Lyme.
Yu Xing Cao Properties: Bitter, Cool, Acrid
Yu Xing Cao Channels: Lung, Large Intestine
Yu Xing Cao Components: evaporating oils, decanoylacetaldehyde, myrcene, α- pinene, d-limonene, 2-methyheptenone, camphene, bornyl acetate, linalool, caryophyllene, dodecanaldehyde

Yu Xing Cao, also known as Houttuynia cordata or fish mint, is associated with several potential benefits.
Here are five potential benefits of Yu Xing Cao:

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Yu Xing Cao contains compounds that may have anti-inflammatory effects. It has traditionally been used to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
  2. Antioxidant Activity: This herb is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect cells from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants may contribute to reducing the risk of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.
  3. Antibacterial and Antiviral Effects: Some studies suggest that Yu Xing Cao possesses antibacterial and antiviral properties. It may help combat certain infections and support the immune system.
  4. Diuretic Effects: Yu Xing Cao is known for its diuretic properties, meaning it can increase urine production. This may be beneficial for individuals with edema (fluid retention) and urinary tract issues.
  5. Anti-Allergic Effects: Traditional medicine has used Yu Xing Cao to treat allergies and allergic reactions. It may help alleviate symptoms like itching, sneezing, and congestion, possibly due to its anti-allergic properties.

 Additionally, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional before using it for medicinal purposes, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medication.

Herbs That Combine With Yu Xing Cao

Jin Yin Hua     Lian Qiao     Huang Qin     Pu Gong Ying     Yi Yi Ren

References:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3931198/,
 https://www.dhccare.com/customer-care/skincare-and-ingredients-glossary#c
 http://buhnerhealinglyme.com/herbs/role-of-houttuynia-in-bartonella-protocol/
 http://blog.alientimes.org/2011/06/dokudami-traditional-herbal-cure-all-flourishes-in-japans-damp-and-shadowy-places/,
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houttuynia_cordata

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