Other names: Chinese skullcap

One of the major traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. Used in prescriptions for all types of fevers, colds, hypertension, enteritis, bleeding, headaches, and insomnia. In Western terms, it is described as antipyretic, anodyne, astringent, diuretic, antimicrobial, hypotensive, and stimulant to respiratory tract.


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