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Shi Cao

Shi Cao
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Shi Cao (Alpine Yarrow Herb)

  1. Alpine Yarrow Herb
  2. 蓍草
  3. Herba Achilleae

The Effect of Shi Cao


Bitter, sour, neutral; lung, spleen and bladder meridians entered.


Remove toxicity and promote diuresis, activate blood and alleviate pain.


Diarrhea, snake and insect bites, sore throat, tonsillitis, morbid leucorrhea due to dampness and heat, heat strangury, acute appendicitis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~10 g, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, decocted for washing or pounded for applying.