(HERBA HOUTTUYNIAE English Houttuynia) is Chinese Pharmacopoeia herbs, herbal sources for three plants (Latin name: Houttuynia cordata was drying on the part of Thunb.). Summer flowers for cutting leafy stems, remove impurities, dried.
Chinese characters: a flat cylindrical stem, twist, length 20 ~ 35cm, 0.2 ~ 0.3cm in diameter; the surface of brown, longitudinally angular number, obvious, lower nodes with residual fibrous roots; brittle, easily broken. Ye Husheng, blade folding shrinkage, flattened shape, length 3 ~ 5cm, 3 ~ 4.5cm wide; apex acuminate, margin entire; on the surface of dark yellow green to dark brown, under the surface of gray green or gray brown; petiole slender, base sheathlike stipules and forming. Spikes are terminal, yellowish brown. Grated fish fishy odor.
Houttuynia spicy, cold, meridian tropism. Can Qingrejiedu, swelling healing, diuretic dehumidification, heat dysentery, stomach digestion, treated with excess heat, toxic heat, dampness, heat disease infestation of lung abscess, Pyocutaneous disease, hemorrhoids blood in the stool, stomach heat accumulation etc.. Modern pharmacological experiments show that this product has antibacterial, anti-virus, improve the body's immunity, diuresis and other functions.