[source] it is the leaf or whole grass of Hosta, a Liliaceae plant. The plant morphology is detailed in "Hosta flower".
[Xing Wei] "Gangmu": "Gan Xin, Han, toxic. "
[function indications] it is used to treat carbuncle, sore, snake and insect injury.
① "Compendium": "snake sting, mash juice and wine pinch, apply it with residue. A hole in the center was left to deflate. "
② "Chinese medicine plant illustrated book": "whole grass external application, treatment of breast carbuncle, sore, stubborn ulcer. "
③ Jiangxi herbal medicine manual: "the whole herb can cure hematemesis and relieve cantharidin poison. "
[usage and dosage] oral administration: decoction, fresh 1-3 yuan; or mash juice and wine. External use: tamping or ear drops.
[selection] 1. To treat mastitis: one or two herbs of Hosta and two or two spinach. Take it by frying. (Jiangxi herbal medicine manual)
② Treatment of breast carbuncle, sore poison, snake bite: clean fresh grass of Hosta, mash and apply externally. (commonly used Chinese herbal medicine in Shanghai)
③ Treatment of pus in the ear: clean the fresh grass of Hosta, tamp the juice and drip on the ear. (commonly used Chinese herbal medicine in Shanghai)
④ Treatment of intractable ulcer: fresh Hosta leaves, washed with rice soup or boiled water bubble soft, paste the affected area, change two or three times a day. (Fujian folk herbal medicine)
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