Pinyin name: Ban Bian Lian
Aka: Ji Je Suo, Ban Bian Ju
Source: Ben Cao Gang Mu
English name: Lobelia, Chinese Lobelia Herb
Botanical name: Lobeliae Chinensis
Pharmaceutical name: Herba Lobeliae Chinensis
Properties: acrid, cold
Channels entered: heart, lung, small intestine
Chinese therapeutic actions: Clears heat and eliminates toxins, regulates water circulation and eliminates water retention.
This herb is sold by the pound, in either raw form or powdered.