Houttuynia (Fresh) Extract
Botanical name: Houttuynia cordata
Part used: Fresh aerial parts
Ingredients: Fresh Houttuynia, certified organic non-GMO cane alcohol and pure Adirondack water.
Percentage of alcohol used: 65-75%
Ratio plant to menstruum: 1:3
Safety Considerations: Not to use in deficient cold syndrome. If you are using pharmaceuticals, please consult with your health care provider before taking herbs.
About: (Chinese Name: Yu Xing Cao) Houttuynia, aka Chameleon plant, is a creeping herbaceous perennial native to East Asia. It has been used as a condiment, with a lemony taste, (though the leaves are fishy-smelling) in Asian cuisine. Easy to grow, this plant spreads by its rhizomes and is considered somewhat invasive. Used as a ground cover, Houttuynia does prefer moist soil, and thrives in full sun to part shade. The fresh herb is more effective than the dried. Houttuynia has been used traditionally to treat various types of infections and inflammation. It is a pungent, cold and dry herb that has decongesting, detoxifying, and astringing qualities.
Recommended Dosage: 30-60 drops OR 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon, 2-4 times per day in juice or water. *Please note our recommended dosage may differ from other sources.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Also available as a Glycerite: https://woodlandessence.com/products/houttuynia-glycerite?variant=19909256020061