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Shen Jin Cao

伸筋草 Shen Jin Cao
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Name

Shen Jin Cao (Herba Lycopodii)

  1. Common Clubmoss Herb
  2. 伸筋草
  3. Herba Lycopodii

The Effect of Shen Jin Cao

Property

Slightly bitter, pungent, warm; liver, spleen and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Dispel wind-damp, sooth tendons and activate collaterals.

Indications

Arthralgia syndrome due to wind, cold and dampness; weakness and numbness of limbs; traumatic injury.

Dosage and Administrations

3~12 g, used in decoction. Proper dosage is for topical administration.

Cations

It should be used cautiously to the pregnant women.