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Jian Dao Cao

剪刀草
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Name

Jian Dao Cao (Clinopodium Herb)

  1. 剪刀草
  2. Herba Clinopodii Gracilis
  3. Clinopodium Herb

The Effect of Jian Dao Cao

Property

Bitter, pungent, cool.

Actions

Expel wind and clear heat, promote the circulation of qi, activate blood, remove toxicity and resolve swelling.

Indications

Vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, sore throat, snake and insect bites, sores and boils, traumatic injury, urticaria, erysipelas, diphtheria, fever due to cold, abdominal pain due to food accumulation.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g, or 30~60 g with fresh product, or pounded into juice. Proper dosage is for external application. Pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.