Tsi (Houttuynia cordata) is a herbaceous perennial plant native to Asia, specifically Japan, China, and Korea. It is often used in traditional medicine in those countries. The plant has distinctive heart-shaped leaves and small white or pink flowers. It grows to a height of about 30 cm and spreads rapidly through underground stems. It prefers damp, shady conditions and can be grown in a variety of soils. Tsi is not winter hardy and should be protected or brought indoors during cold weather. The plant is edible and the leaves, stems, and flowers can be eaten raw or cooked. They can be used in salads, soups, or stir-fries. The plant has a spicy, citrus-like flavor. In traditional medicine, Tsi is used to treat a variety of ailments, including infections, inflammation, and fever. It is also believed to have immune-boosting and detoxifying effects. Tsi can be used as a ground cover or in a water garden. It is attractive to bees and other pollinators.