Botanical Name – Lysmachia christinae
Chinese Name – JIN QIAN CAO
English Name – Lysmachia Herb
Lysmachia christinae, commonly called Lysmachia or Gold Coin Grass, Is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Primulaceae family. It originated in Europe; its name is reportedly attributed to King Lysimachus of Sicily, who is believed to have discovered the herb’s healing properties. In addition to Europe, it now grows throughout the southern provinces of China, with large, spade-shaped green leaves and yellow flowers. You will find it growing in the provinces in southern area of Yangtze River.
The entire plant is harvested during the summer and autumn, cleaned, then dried in the sun.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Jaundice – Due to its actions on the liver, Lysmachia is a good cure for jaundice and combines with Yin chen hao, Zhi Zi, Hu Zhang for effectiveness.
Topical uses – external application can help to treat boils, carbuncles and snake bites.
Urological – Lysmachia is most prominently used to treat urological issues, and can be used for flushing out gallstones from the gallbladder as well as toxins from the liver.
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Cut herbs are herbs which have been harvested and then cut into smaller pieces, suitable for further processing. Cut herbs like Lysmachia christinae / JIN QIAN CAO / Lysmachia Herb Cut can be used to produce tinctures or fluid extracts. They can also be used in herbal teas and infusions.