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Li Zhi Cao

Li Zhi Cao
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Name

Li Zhi Cao (Herba Salviae Plebeiae)

  1. Common Sage Herb
  2. Herba Salviae Plebeiae
  3. 荔枝草

The Effect of Li Zhi Cao

Property

Sweet, pungent, cool; lung and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Cool blood and promote diuresis, remove toxicity and kill parasites.

Indications

Hematuria, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, gonorrhea, sore throat, ascites, carbuncle and swelling, hemorrhoid, hematemesis, hemoptysis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~30 g (15~60 g of fresh product), or pounded into juice. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying, or wrung for mouthwash, or decocted for washing.