Herbal Information for Houttuynia (Yu Xing Cao) in Cut Form
Common Name: Houttuynia
Botanical Name: Houttuynia Cordata herb
Meridians / Channels: Liver, Lung, Large Intestine
Pin Yin Name: Yu Xing Cao
Other Names: Houtuynia, Fishy Smell Herb, Fish mint , Lizard tail, Chameleon plant, Heart leaf, Dokudami
Translation of Name: “fish-smelling plant,”
Latin Name: Herba cum radice houttuyniae cordatae
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 500 Grams ( 1.1 pounds)
Form: Cut / Sliced - sizes vary
Dosage: Follow doctors instructions on how to use this herb.
How to Use: Tea, Infusion, Syrup, Salve, Topical
Brand: Plum Flower, species - authenticated herbs
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Toxicity is mild.
Vaginal applications have caused inflammation but symptoms subsided after stopping the applications.
A cooling herb, so don’t use in cold syndromes.
Special Note: Should not be over brewed.
Herbs That Clean Heat and Purge Fire
Target Warm and Heat Diseases
Herbs That Clean Heat and Detoxify
Naturally Occurring Components: Decanoylacetaldehyde, Myrcene, α- Pinene, Linalool, Quercetin
Benefits of Yu Xing Cao and Additional Information
- Supports healthy liver function
- Botanicals for supporting the body's normal elimination of fluid.
- Botanicals for promoting healthy respiration.
- Yu Xing Cao is part of S. Buhners protocol in his book Healing Lyme Disease
- Reduces swelling
- Expels Pus
- Promotes Urination
- Benefits Respiratory System
- Support Urinary System
Product Properties: Acrid, Cool, Bitter
Forage: Originates in marginal aquatic and marshy areas in Japan, China, Vietnam, and Laos. It’s classified as an alien invasive species in Australia and North America.
Harvest: Cut after flowering in summer.
Why is it called Fishy Smell Herb?
When Yu Xing Cao is harvested fresh, there is a noticeable scent of fish. This aroma does dissipate as the
Interesting Fact: Yu Xing Cao (Dokudami) was once used as an antidote to poisons and its common name means “poison blocking” in Japanese.
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Plum Flower is an established worldwide manufacturer of high-quality Chinese herbs, and innovative Chinese medicinal herbs and products. Plum Flower uses sulfur-free herbs and laboratory tests its products for contamination and heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, and pesticides.
Main Characteristics (Attributes) of Herbs
- Harvested at the proper level of maturity and correct time of the season to maximize potency.
- Free from Chlorine
- Manufactured without the use of sulphur
- Preservative Free
- Made at GMP internationally certified facilities (Good Manufacturing Practices) Quality control tests are done at the manufacturing site and at third party labs to confirm results
- Aluminum Phosphate free
- Packaged in an airtight sealed bag
- Pin Yin Names and Botanical Names are listed on the bag
- Certificate of Analysis are available upon request
- Conforms to Standards of Chinese Pharmacopeia
- No dyes, colors, or bleaching of the herbs
- We are a authorized direct distributor of Plum Flower Herbs.
- 500 gram bag size which equal anywhere from 4 to 6 cups of herbs
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 25500Global Trade Item Number: 739934004296Manufacturer Part Number 25500Condition: NewAvailability: Ships within 24 hoursWidth: 4.00 (in)Height: 3.00 (in)Depth: 6.00 (in)