Pu Gong Ying (Herba Taraxaci)

Common Name: (Asian) dandelion
TCM Category: Clear Heat, Eliminate Toxins
TCM Functions: Clears Heat and Eliminates Toxins; Eliminates Damp-Heat.
Relevant Pharmacological Effects*: Laboratory studies indicate that Pu Gong Ying has antibiotic actions.

*Listed pharmacological effects and information about laboratory studies come from Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology by John Chen and Tina Chen.