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Asiatic Pennywort Herb

Ji Xue Cao
Ji Xue Cao #

Name

Ji Xue Cao (Asiatic Pennywort Herb)

  1. Ji Xue Cao
  2. Herba Centellae
  3. 積雪草
  4. Centella Asiatica
  5. 积雪草

The Effect of Asiatic Pennywort Herb

Property

Bitter, pungent, cold; lung, spleen, kidney and bladder meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and promote diuresis, resolve swelling and remove toxicity.

Indications

Dysentery, jaundice due to damp-heat, traumatic injury, sores and boils, urine with blood, sore throat, rubella, pinkeye, scabies, hematemesis, hemoptysis, nose bleeding, urolithiasis, diarrhea due to summer-heat, abdominal pain due to eruptive disease.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g (15~30 g of fresh product), or pounded into juice. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold.