Agrimonia bud (Hecaoya)
Pharmaceutical Name: Germma Agrimoniae
Botanical Name: Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb.
Common Name: Agrimonia bud
Source of Earliest Record: Zhonghua Yixue Zazhi
Part Used: The buds are gathered in late winter or early spring. After removing the brown down of the bud, the buds are dried in the sun and, finally, pounded into powder.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter and cool
Meridians: Liver, small and large intestines
1. To kill parasites; 2. To purge stool
Tapeworm. Agrimonia bud (Hecaoya) is taken with warm boiled water in the morning before breakfast. The tapeworm should be discharged within five to six hours.
Dosage: 30-50 g