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Ji Cai

Ji Cai
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Ji Cai (Shepherdspurse Herb)

  1. 荠菜
  2. Shepherdspurse Herb
  3. 薺菜
  4. Herba Capsellae

The Effect of Ji Cai


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.