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Herba Capsellae

Ji Cai
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Fresh Ji Cai
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Ji Cai (Shepherdspurse Herb)

  1. Ji Cai
  2. 荠菜
  3. Shepherdspurse Herb
  4. 薺菜

The Effect of Herba Capsellae


Sweet, bland, cool; liver, heart and lung meridians entered.


Promote diuresis, harmonize the spleen, stop bleeding and improve vision.


Dysentery, edema, stranguria, chyluria, menorrhagia, hematochezia, metrorrhagia, hematemesis, acute conjunctivitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g (60~120 g of fresh product), or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into juice for eye drop.