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Jiu Xian Cao (Herba Thesii Longifolii)


The drug is the dried or fresh whole herb of Thesium Zongifolium Turcz. (Family Santalaceae) , growing on grassland or pasture near forest, and distributed in Heilongjiang, jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Neimenggu, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan of China.

  1. 九仙草
  2. Longleaf bastardtoadflax herb
  3. Herba Thesii Longifolii

The Effect of Jiu Xian Cao


Pungent, slightly bitter, cool; lung, liver and spleen meridians entered.


The herb is used to relieve exterior syndrome and clear heat, expel wind and relieve convulsion, for the treatment of cold, heatstroke, bronchitis, infantile malnutrition due to improper feeding, infantile pneumonitis, infantile cough, cough, infantile convulsions.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~12 g, or steam with egg for eating.