Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Lophatheri
Botanical Name: Lophatherum gracile Brongn.
Common Name: Lophatherum
Source of Earliest Record: Bencao Gangmu
Part Used: The leaves are gathered in summer, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.
Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet or no taste and cold
Meridians: Heart, stomach and small intestine
1. To clear heat and benefit urination.
2. To clear heat in the heart and lessen irritability.
1. Febrile diseases manifested as irritability, thirst and fever. Lophatherum (Danzhuye) is used with Gypsum (Shigao) and Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu).
2. Heat in heart, stomach and small intestine manifested as ulcerations of the mouth and tongue and scanty, painful urination. Lophatherum (Danzhuye) is used with Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) and Clematis stem (Mutong).
Dosage: 5-10 g
Cautions & Contraindications: The herb should be used with caution during pregnancy .