Chuan Xin Lian - Green Chiretta

TCM Materia Medica

Chuan Xin Lian TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "chuan xin lian" which in english is Chuan Xin Lian herb"green chiretta", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine, lung, small intestine and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 9-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Clears heat and relieves fire toxicity - heat in lungs, throat, urinary tract; sores and carbuncles.
  • Clear heat and dries dampness - dysentery, lin syndrome, eczema.

Chuan Xin Lian may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: urinary disorders (lin disease)

As noted above, chuan xin lian is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically sick. )".

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