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Li Zhi Cao

Li Zhi Cao
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Li Zhi Cao (Herba Salviae Plebeiae)

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

The Effect of Li Zhi Cao


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


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


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.