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Name: Dianthus Superbus (瞿麥)

Pinyin: Qu Mai

Pharm. Name: Herba Dianthi

Properties:

Taste

Characteristics

Organs

Bitter

Induce diuresis to treat stranguria, activate blood and induce menstruation.

Bladder, Heart, Small Intestine, Kidney

 

Description:

The aerial part of Dianthus superbus. It has the actions of clearing small intestine to purge heart-fire and clearing the bladder to purge damp-heat. It is the main herb for stranguria. It is good at treating heat-stranguria manifested as dribbling, difficult, and painful urine. It is usually combined with other herbs which have similar actions to increase the actions of clearing heat and treating stranguria. It can activate blood and induce menorrhea, it is good at treating amenorrhea and irregular menstruation due to heat and blood stasis.

 

More Information Single Herb

*All granules can be made into capsules. All capsules are sold in pairs of 2 (Two bottle increment).