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Chinese Medicine (From Hong Kong Baptist University website, July 2014): Properties & Actions Taste sweet, cool in nature. Nourishing yin moistening the lung, invigorating spleen and calming the mental state. Indications & Usage Used for tuberculous empsyxis, poor appetite, neurasthenia. Oral administration: decocting, 3-9g, fresh products 9-15g. Examples Empsyxis due to tuberculosis: discolor ludisia herb 30g. Wash clean, chew and swallow, or pestle, collect and drink the juice. HFO Note: Empsyxis appears to have multiple meanings including coughing up blood.
Hong Kong Baptist University website

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China
  • Asia-Tropical, Indo-China, Myanmar
  • Asia-Tropical, Indo-China, Thailand
  • Asia-Tropical, Indo-China, Vietnam
  • Asia-Tropical, Malesia

Ludisia discolor A.Rich. 'Red Velvet'

Genus: Ludisia
Species: discolor A.Rich.
Cultivar: 'Red Velvet'
Distribution summary: China to Indonesia
Habit: Perennial
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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