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  • Houttuynia (Yu Xing Cao) - Fishy Smelling Herb - Powder Form 1 lb. - Nuherbs Brand Lab-Tested
  • Save money by making your own capsules!
  • Great for making a poultice!

Houttuynia (Yu Xing Cao) - Fishy Smelling Herb - Pwd 1 lb. - Nuherbs

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Product Description

Houttuynia Cordata
Houttuynia Herba

Chinese Name Yu Xing Cao
Form Powder - Freshly Ground 80 -100 Mesh Size
Pack Size
One Pound
Origin China
NuHerbs Lab Tested
Other Names Fish Mint
H. Cordata
Fishy Smelling Herb
Yu Xing Cao
Heart Leaf
Caution Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

The literal translation of Yu Xing Cao is "fishy-smelling herb". Fresh cut stems have a strong odor, but the smell disappears when dried. Houttuynia has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to clear heat and toxins.

Herb Components
1. Decanoylacetaldehyde
2. Myrcene
3. α- Pinene
4. d-Limonene
5. 2-Methyheptenone
6. Camphene
7. Bornyl acetate
8. Linalool
9. Caryophyllene

Additional Information

  • Pungent
  • Cold
  • Clears Lung Heat
  • Removes Toxicity
  • Dissolves Phlegm
  • Benefits Immune System


  • Lung
  • Liver
  • Bladder
  • Large Intestine


Please note: 
Definitions of the following forms which our products are sold in. Plus, we offer Certificate of Analysis by request for our products.

Powdered Concentrates  100 gram container size.(3.5 oz)
This has been processed, and usually has dextrin added. This is a powder which is commonly used to make tea or capsules.
Powdered Herb This is the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of the herb, which has been Powdered into a fine mesh which usually can be put into capsules.  Most of the Powders herbs are in a 1 pound size, unless otherwise noted.
Cut and Sift This the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of herb cut into manageable pieces. In general about 1/4 thick.  Size of herbs are 1 pound containers
Whole In very rare occasion herbs are whole, for example the Reishi Mushroom, Noto Ginseng, Mandrake, and Marigolds. Size of herbs are 1 pound containers.  If concerned please call.
Teapills These are small pills which have already been formulated and made into small pills.  Usually the size of small peas. The teapills are swallowed whole. The formula is usually based on Ancient Chinese Medicine.
Capsules Are Gelatin Capsules, unless noted as vegetarian capsules.  Please see each individual product for further information
Tablets Are a hard tablet ranging in various sizes. Please see each individual product for further information
Extracts An extract is produced by adding alcohol to an herb and letting the medium activate the components of the herbs, as well as to preserve the herbs
Loose Leaf The herb is not in a teabag.  It is loose in the packaging.  Sizes of the leaf vary from 1/4 inch to 1 inch depending on herb and brand.


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