Pharmaceutical Name: 1. Herba Lysimachiae. 2. Herba Desmodii
Botanical Name: 1. Lysimachia christinae Hance (primulaceae). 2. Dessmodium styracifolium (Osbeck) Merr. (Leguminosae)
Common Name: Lysimachia, Dessmodium
Source of Earliest Record: Bencao Gangmu Shiyi
Part Used: The whole plant is gathered in summer or autumn, cleaned and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet or no taste and neutral
Meridians: Liver, gall bladder, kidney and urinary bladder
1. To promote water metabolism and relieve abnormal urination.
2. To transform dampness and relieve jaundice.
1. Damp-heat in the urinary bladder manifested as hot urination, urinary tract stones, painful urination, frequent urination, urgency of micturition, abdominal pain and biliary stones. Lysimachia (Jinqiancao) is used with Lygodium spores (Haijinsha) and Chicken’s gizzard skin (Jineijin) in the formula Sanjin Tang.
2. Damp-heat jaundice. Lysimachia (Jinqiancao) is used with Oriental wormwood (Yinchenhao) and Capejasmine (Zhizi).
Dosage: 30-60 g