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Herba Centellae

Ji Xue Cao
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Ji Xue Cao (Asiatic Pennywort Herb)

  1. Ji Xue Cao
  2. 积雪草
  3. Asiatic Pennywort Herb
  4. Centella Asiatica
  5. 積雪草

The Effect of Herba Centellae


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


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


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.


It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold.