Swallowwort Root is the dried root and rhizoma of Cynanchum
atratum Bge. or Cynanchum versicolor Bge. (Fam.Asclepiadaceae).
To remove heat
from blood, to relieve dysuria, and to counteract toxicity
and cure sores.
Febrile diseases with invasion of the pathogenic factors
into the blood; fever due to deficiency of yin, in phthisis,
or due to deficiency of blood after delivery; acute urinary
infection, dysuria with hematuria; carbuncles and other subcutaneous