Butterflybush flower (Mimenghua)
Pharmaceutical Name: Flos Buddlejae
Botanical Name: Buddleja officinalis Maxim.
Common Name: Buddleja, Butterflybush flower
Source of Earliest Record: Kaibao Bencao
Part Used: The flower buds are gathered in spring and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and slightly cold
1. To clear heat in the liver;
2. To brighten the eyes and reduce corneal opacity
1. Heat in the liver manifested as red, painful and swollen eyes, photophobia, excessive tearing and corneal opacity. Butterflybush flower (Mimenghua) is used with Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua), Sea-ear shell (Shijueming) and Tribulus fruit (Baijili).
2. Deficient yin in the liver with yang attacking upward manifested as dizziness, blurred vision, dry eyes and corneal opacity. Butterflybush flower (Mimenghua) is used with Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi) and Flattened milkvetch seed (Shayuanzi).
Dosage: 6-10 g