Glorybower leaf (Chouwutong)
Pharmaceutical Name: Folium Clerodentri trichotomi
Botanical Name: Clerodendron trichotomum Thunb.
Common Name: Glorybower leaf, Clerodendron leaf
Source of Earliest Record: Bencao Tujing
Part Used: The leaves are gathered before the plant bears fruit in summer. They are then dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent, bitter, sweet and cool
To dispel wind and dampness
1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic pain, numbness of limbs and hemiplegia. Glorybower leaf (Chouwutong) is used with Siegesbeckia (Xixiancao), Uncaria stem (Gouteng) and Mulberry mistletoe (Sangjisheng).
2. Eczema. The decoction of the herb is used for external washing.
Dosage: 5-15 g
Cautions & Contraindications: This herb should not be boiled for a long time.