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Ji Cai

Ji Cai
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Fresh Ji Cai
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Name

Ji Cai (Shepherdspurse Herb)

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

The Effect of Ji Cai

Property

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

Actions

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

Indications

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.