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Shepherdspurse Herb

Ji Cai
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Fresh Ji Cai
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Name

Ji Cai (Shepherdspurse Herb)

  1. Ji Cai
  2. Herba Capsellae
  3. 薺菜
  4. 荠菜

The Effect of Shepherdspurse Herb

Property

Sweet, bland, cool; liver, heart and lung meridians entered.

Actions

Promote diuresis, harmonize the spleen, stop bleeding and improve vision.

Indications

Dysentery, edema, stranguria, chyluria, menorrhagia, hematochezia, metrorrhagia, hematemesis, acute conjunctivitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g (60~120 g of fresh product), or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into juice for eye drop.