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1. Viola yedoensis Mak.; 2. Viola prionantha Bge.; 3. Viola patrini DC.
Viola herb, Yedoens violet
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The entire plant is gathered in summer, cleaned in water, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.
Properties & Taste
Bitter, pungent and cold
Heart and liver
To clear heat and release toxins
Indications & Combinations
1. Boils, carbuncles and furuncles. Viola (Zihuadiding) is used with Dandelion herb (Pugongying), Wild chrysanthemum flower (Yejuhua) and Honeysuckle flower (Jinyinhua).
2. Snake bite. The juice of the fresh herb is taken orally and externally.
Cautions & Contraindications
This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient cold syndrome.
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