Shiny Bugleweed (Ze Lan)

澤蘭
Bugleweed (Zelan)

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Lycopi

Botanical Name: Lycopus lucidus Turcz. var. hirtus Regel

Common Name: Bugleweed

Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing

Part Used: The aerial part of the entire plant is gathered in summer, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.

Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter, pungent and slightly warm

Meridians: Liver and spleen

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To invigorate blood and remove stagnation; 2. To promote urination and reduce edema

Indications:
1. Blood stagnation manifested as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation or postpartum abdominal pain. Bugleweed (Zelan) is used with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Red sage root (Danshen) and Red peony (Chishao).

2. Chest pain or hypochondriac pain caused by external injuries. Bugleweed (Zelan) is used with Curcuma root (Yujin) and Red sage root (Danshen).

3. Carbuncles, furuncles, swellings. Bugleweed (Zelan) is used with Honeysuckle flower (Jinyinhua), Chinese angelica root (Danggui) and Licorice root (Gancao).

Dosage: 10-15 g

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