灯心草, 燈心草, 灯芯草
Pinyin name: Deng Xin Cao
Aka: Deng Xin, Deng Cao, Rush Pith, Junci Medulla
Source: Kai Bao Ben Cao
English name: Jancus, rush
Botanical name: Jancus offusus
Pharmaceutical name: Medulla Junci
Properties: sweet, bland, cool
Channels entered: heart, lung, small intestine
Chinese therapeutic actions: promotes urination to treat Lin Zheng (dysuria syndrome), clears heart heat, sedates fire, clears lung heat, cools blood, and stops bleeding.
This herb is available by the pound in either raw or powdered form.