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Biological Name: Herba dianthiDianthus

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Other Names: Qu mai, Chinese pink flower, Dianthus

Elements Applied: Each plant’s part is applied in herbal medicine

Used For: The remedy is known to induce urination, treat bacterial infections, stimulate bowel movement, and decrease arterial tension

It is additionally used to reduce fever. The herb is particularly beneficial for genital and urinary infections, which are linked with fevers, hard urination, and even bleeding. It is applied for damp heat accompanied by menstrual irregularity as a result of stagnant blood, or constipation.

Preparation and Intake: The common dose is from 6 to 12 grams.

Commonly mixed with: To relieve urinary infections, the following mixture is used: dianthus (9 g), plantain seeds (9 g), polyporus (9 g), poria (9 g), cinnamon twigs (6 g), and talcum (20 g).

To relieve amenorrhea the following mixture is applied: leonurus (9 g), safflower (9 g), peach seed (9 g), and dianthus (9 g).

Safety: The herb should be avoided during pregnancy or in case of spleen or kidney qi deficiency.