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Fan Bai Cao

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Fan Bai Cao (Discolor cinquefoil herb)

  1. 翻白草
  2. Discolor cinquefoil herb
  3. Herba Potentillae Discoloris

The Effect of Fan Bai Cao


Sweet, bitter, neutral.


Clear heat and remove toxicity, stop bleeding and resolve swelling.


Scrofula, sores and boils, dysentery, malaria, pulmonary abscess, hematemesis, hemoptysis, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~15 g, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with fresh product or decocted for washing.


It is contraindicated in case of yang-deficiency with cold or cold-deficiency in spleen and stomach.