Excerpted from Bensky: Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.
- Reduces abscesses and dissipates nodules: for internal abscesses and external sores, particularly if they are firm and hard. Especially useful for breast and Intestinal abscesses. Can be used both internally and topically.*
- Clears the Liver and clears the eyes: for redness and swelling of the eyes. Can be used alone as a steam for this purpose.*
- Clears heat, resolves dampness, and unblocks painful ruinary dribbling: for damp-heat jaundice and painful urinary dribbling.*