Bubalus bubalis Linnaeus Fam Bovidae

SHUI NIU JIAO

SHUI NIU JIAO

Bubalus bubalis Linnaeus (Fam. Bovidae)

i. Horn

Bubalus bubalis Linnaeus (Fam. Bovidae)

i. Horn pharmaceutical name Flos Buddleiae english name buddleia flower bud part used dried flower bud and inflorescence

Flos Buddleiae is produced mainly in the provinces of Hubei, Sichuan, Shanxi, and Henan, although lesser amounts are produced in Yunnan, Guangxi, and Hunan. The buds are collected in spring and summer, dried, and used unprepared or fried with honey.

flavor, property, and channel tropism

Sweet in flavor, slightly cold in property, acts on the Liver channel.

functions

Removes Heat, replenishes the Liver, and clears corneal opacity.

clinical use and major combinations

For Liver Heat manifested as red, swollen, and painful eyes, excessive tearing, superficial visual obstruction, or sensitivity to light, it is often used with Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii (Ju Hua), Herba Equiseti Hiemalis (Mu Zei), and Concha Haliotidis (Shi Jue Ming). For Heat due to Liver Deficiency manifested as blurred vision and dry eyes, it can be used with Fructus Lycii (Gou Qi Zi) and other herbs that nourish the Liver.

dosage and administration

6—to g, decocted in water for an oral dose.

precautions

None noted.

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