Herbal Information on Houttuynia Herba in Powder form
Common Name: Houttuynia, Fishy Smelling Herb, Fishy Smelly Herb
Botanical Name: Houttuynia Cordata Herb
Channels/Meridians: Large Intestine, Lung
Pin Yin Name: Yu Xing Cao
Other Names: Pig Thigh, Herba cum radice houttuyniae cordatae
Other Ingredients: None
Package Size: 4 ounces / 112 grams
Form: Fine powder
When making a tea, this powder will not dissolve entirely in your cup. It will leave a residue of powder in the bottom.
This powder is made of the whole herb and is NOT an extract.
Dosage: Take 1/2 teaspoon twice daily. Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Dimmak Herbs
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Toxicity is mild. Vaginal applications have caused inflammation, but symptoms subsided after stopping the applications.
Naturally Occurring Components: evaporating oils, decanoylacetaldehyde, myrcene, α- pinene, d-limonene, 2-methyheptenone, camphene, bornyl acetate, linalool, caryophyllene, dodecanaldehyde
Product Properties: Acrid, Cool, Bitter
Benefits of Yu Xing Cao
- Clears heat
- Removes toxicity
- Eases abscess and discharges pus.
- Clears lung heat and removes dampness
- Promotes Urination
- Drains Pus
- Resolves Carbuncles
- Herbs Category: Herbs that Clear Heat, and Relieves Toxicity
Houttuynia cordata is used in the protocol of Lyme disease, Bartonella and Mycoplasma coinfections. Stephen Buhner states that: Houttuynia cordata is a fairly good broad spectrum antiviral and antibacterial herb. Yu Xing Cao has been known for lowering the specific cytokine cascade that occurs in bartonella and stimulating the parts of the immune system that lower bacterial or virus initiated inflammation in cellular tissue.
Pharmacological actions of Yu Xing Cao
Yu Xing Cao Anti-microbial effect
Juice of fresh yu xing cao had inhibitory effect on staphylococcus aureus. yu xing cao decoction had inhibitory effect various Gram positive and negative bacteria including on staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcus albus, hemolytic streptococcus, diplococcus pneumoniae, bacilius diphtheriae, bacillus proteus, shigella dysenteriae, shigella flexneri and shigella sonnei, etc.. A yellowish oily stuff extracted from yu xing cao had inhibitory effect on various microorganism.
Yu Xing Cao Effects on immune system
yu xin cao decoction could significantly improve the phagocytosis of human WBC in peripheral blood to staphylococcus aureus. Yu Xing Cao Injection could obviously improve the proportion of T lymphocytes in peripheral blood, and increase the phagocytosis of neutrophil leucocyte.
Yu Xing Cao Effects on the respiratory system
Inhalation of vapor of 5% yu xing cao decoction could dissolve phlegm. a-pinene had expectorant effect and linalool had anti-amthmatic and anti-tussive effects.
Yu Xing Cao Diuretic effect
Sylvite and quercitrin could dilate the renal artery, increase the blood flow volume in the renal artery.
Traditional Chinese Herbs
Chinese Traditional herbs should be regarded as an added feature to modern western healthcare, and not as a replacement. Chinese traditional herbs (Teas) emphasize harmony, and balance.
Reference: alternativehealing.org, https://www.americandragon.com/Individualherbsupdate/YuXingCao.html
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