According to Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Chaihu is effective in treating common cold with fever, influenza, hepatitis, malaria, menoxenia
, hysteroptosis and proctoptosis.
It is used in the treatment of common cold, cough, bloody flux, menoxenia
, toothache, mammary abscess in traditional Chinese medicine (Fu et al.
Interestingly, leonurine (4-guanidino-n-butyl syringate), an alkaloid present in the tissues of the plant Herba Leonuri (HL), which is often referred to as "Yi-Mu-Cao" in China, has been used hundreds of years to treat dysmenorrhea, menoxenia
and other gynecological disorders in women (Liu et al.
Radix Bupleuri, a well-known Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been utilized to treat common cold with fever, influenza, hepatitis, malaria and menoxenia
for more than 2000 years.