Pu Gong Ying

Pu Gong Ying

Pu Gong Ying (Herba Taraxaci) is derived from the entire plant of Taraxacum mongolicum Hand.-Mazz. It is grown throughout China and is harvested when the flowers begin to open. It is commonly used fresh, or unprocessed after drying.

Category: Heat Clearing.

Common Name: Dandelion.

Channels Entered: Liver and Stomach.

Properties and Functions: Pu Gong Ying is bitter and sweet in flavour, and cold in nature. Its functions are:

  • Clearing Heat and relieving Fire toxicity.
  • Reduces abscesses and dissipates nodules.
  • Clears the Liver and eyes.
  • Resolves Dampness.

Indications: This herb is clinically indicated for use in treating:

  • Internal abscesses and external sores including both breast and intestinal abscesses.
  • Redness, pain and swelling of the eyes due to Liver-Heat.
  • Damp-Heat type jaundice and painful urinary dysfunction.
  • Insufficient lactation due to Heat.

Dosage: 9 – 30g

Cautions and Contra-Indications: Take caution to not exceed dosage, as large dosages may cause mild diarrhoea.