Latin name: Hedyotis diffusa
Chinese name: bai hua she she cao
Other names: spreading hedyotis

What is Oldenlandia?

Oldenlandia is a plant that originates in China. It is known to be one of the oldest herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. Medicinal use of this plant centers on the use of the rhizome.

What are the health benefits of Oldenlandia?
Oldenlandia is used to clear heat from the body and remove toxins. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities, functions that allow the plant to treat appendicitis, sore throats, urinary tract infections, toxic sores, and swellings on the skin. Oldenlandia is also used to treat the intestines and stomach, inhibit sperm production, reduce jaundice, and treat certain forms of cancer.

Are there any precautions for taking Oldenlandia?
Oldenlandia may cause skin allergies and should not be used by women that are pregnant.

Where can I find Oldenlandia?

Oldenlandia can be found online, in herbal specialty stores, at Asian markets, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

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