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Ma Bian Cao

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Ma Bian Cao (European Verbena)

  1. 马鞭草
  2. European Verbena
  3. 馬鞭草
  4. Herba Verbenae

The Effect of Ma Bian Cao


Bitter, cool; liver and spleen meridians entered.


Clear heat and remove toxicity, activate blood and dissipate nodulation, promote diuresis and resolve swelling.


Jaundice due to damp-heat, edema, dysentery, malaria, sores and boils, abdominal mass, gonorrhea, diphtheria, pharyngitis, amenorrhea, gangrenopsis, fever due to external pathogens.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g, 30~60 g of the fresh product, or made into pill and powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.


It is contraindicated to pregnant women.