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Jiang Long Cao


Jiang Long Cao (Herba Hemiboeae Subcapitatae)


The drug is the dried whole herb of Hemiboea subcapitata C. B. Clarke (family Gesneriaceae), growing in moist shady sites on mountain slopes, under woods, and distributed chiefly in Sichuan, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, jiangsu, Shaanxi of China.

  1. 降龙草
  2. Herba Hemiboeae Subcapitatae
  3. Half-capitate hemiboea herb

The Effect of Jiang Long Cao


Sweet, cold.


It is used to clear summerheat and eliminate dampness, remove toxicity; for the treatment of snake bites, sores, carbuncles, syndrome of exogenous summerheat-damp.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying with the fresh.


Avoid eating acid and cold food.