Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) Uses*
Alterative; Anodyne; Antibacterial; Antiinflammatory; Antitumor; Cardiotonic; Depurative; Diuretic; Febrifuge; Sedative. Snake-needle grass is a pleasant-tasting cooling, alterative herb that lowers fever, reduces inflammation, relieves pain and is diuretic and antibacterial. It acts mainly on the liver and also stimulates the immune system. The whole plant is alterative, anodyne, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, cardiotonic, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge and sedative. The plant is harvested in the summer and dried for later use. It is taken internally in the treatment of fevers, coughs, asthma, jaundice, impure blood, urinary tract infections, acute appendicitis, biliousness and cancers of the digestive tract. Externally, it is used in the treatment of snake bites, boils, abscesses and severe bruising.*
Source: Hedyotidis Diffusa or Oldenlandia Diffusa Plants For A Future, England 1996-2008.
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