Properties:Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Latin:Herba cum Radice Violae Yedoensitis
Tone Marks:zĭ huā dì ding
Translation:Purple Flower Earth Spike
Chinese Herb Actions
Eliminates Heat and Toxicity
Reduces inflammation of the throat, eyes, and ears, especially effective for treating mumps. Also effective at clearing abscesses of the breast and intestines, and erysipelas.
Relieves Sores from Heat
Used topically or internally for boils, carbuncles, and other sores or abscesses, especially in the head and back.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
Do not use in cases of cold from deficiency.
Chinese Herb Dosage
Part used: entire plant.
Chinese Herb Notes
Often used fresh for topical application
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin (Five Ingredient Decoction to Eliminate Toxins)
Category: Formulas that Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity