Pu Gong Ying - Dandelion

TCM Materia Medica

Pu Gong Ying TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "pu gong ying" which in english is Pu Gong Ying herb"dandelion", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) and sweet (gan) 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: 9-30g

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

  • Clears heat and relieves fire toxicity - any heat, especially liver heat with red, swollen, painful eyes.
  • Dissipates nodules and reduces abscesses - firm, hard sores, especially for breast and intestinal abscesses.
  • Promotes lactation - due to heat.
  • Clears heat, resolves damp - damp-heat jaundice, lin syndrome.
  • Often used for treating breast cancer in TCM

Pu Gong Ying may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: breast cancer, jaundice and/or urinary disorders (lin disease)

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, pu gong ying is generally included in the following 2 formulas:

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

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