Chuan Xin Lian
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Chuan Xin Lian in TCM:

Explore the properties of Chuan Xin Lian according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Factoids:
English Name: andrographis, common andrographis herb
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Andrographis
Properties: bitter, cold


Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, LI, ST, SI

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, eliminates toxins


Actions / Indications:
  • Clears heat; dispel toxicity (variety of heat disorders in Lung, throat, sinus, wind heat with fever, urinary tract, fire toxin skin sores or rashes, snake bites. Used internally or topically)
  • Clears damp heat (eczema, damp-heat with dysenteric disorder, hot painful urination)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Chuan Xin Lian has a mild antibiotic effect and stimulates the production of white blood cells.
  • Extract of Chuan Xin Lian may be used to make anti-snake venom.

Contraindications:
  • (cc: SP deficiency)
  • (cc: do not use too long, bitter and cold)