Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Duchesneae Indicae
Common English: Indian Strawberry
Snake Strawberry
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Clear Heat and Cool the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Toxic
Large Intestine
Fresh: 30-60g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, cools the Blood, resolves swelling, breaks up clots and removes toxicity

Fever, sore throat, cough, dysentery, sores and boils, abscesses, weeping eczema, ringworm, snake and insect bites, hematemesis, stomatitis, laryngitis, acute tonsillitis, enteritis, diphtheria, cervical scrofula, burn, scald, traumatic injuries, epilepsy and convulsions


Fr. Mume
Wu Mei

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Millet Wine


Blend in 60ml of the juice and drink 3 times a day

For unpyogenic lesions, pound the ingredients into a juice and mix with 60m of the wine. Drink the liquid and apply the dregs to the lesion


  1. A suitable amount of the fresh plant may be crushed for External application or decocted for use to bathe affected parts.
  2. This herb relieves pain from scalds and burns with instant effect.
  3. When the juice if the herb is sipped, it can treat aphthae and acute skin diseases.
  4. It can be pounded and applied topically to lesions.
  5. It is used for carbuncle in the head, mammary abscess, back sores and furuncles when pounded freshly with honey and applied to the lesion
  6. When treating an unpyogenic lesion, the herb is pounded with Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying into a juice and blended with 30g of millet wine for oral administration and the dregs are applied to the lesion..
  7. It targets the chest and abdomen.
  8. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  9. 9-30g is decocted for various cancers.
  10. For External Wind-Heat complicated with boils, take 60ml of the juice of this herb, blend with Fr. Mume Wu Mei and drink twice a day.