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.