Ya She Huang – Lippia – Herba Lippiae

Ya She Huang

English Name: lippia

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Lippiae

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Toxin-Eliminating Herbs

Properties: Ya She Huang enters the Liver and Kidney channels; it is acrid and bitter in nature and cool in temperature.

What is Ya She Huang?:

The Chinese Herb Ya She Huang is the dried aerial parts of the lippia plant (Lippia nodiflora (Linn.) L.C. Richard), a small perennial herb with pale purple flowers commonly seen/used as groundcover.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Ya She Huang:

Ya She Huang clears heat and reduces inflammation and is used in China to address gynecological concerns to include amenorrhea and/or dysmenorrhea with pain due to blood stagnation and heat in the lower jiao. It also addresses herpes zoster (topically) and gonorrhea as well as upper respiratory system infections with toxic swelling in the chest and throat.