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Shui Qian Cao

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Zhao Sheng Han Cai (Rorippae lslandicae Herba)


The drug is the dried whole herb of Rorippa islandica (()ed.)Borb. (family Cruciferae) , growing on mountain lands, roadsides and field sides, in rock sutures, wet places of ditches; distributed in Northeast, Northwest and Southwest of China.

  1. 沼生蔊菜
  2. 水前草
  3. Zhao Sheng Han Cai
  4. Rorippae lslandicae Herba

The Effect of Shui Qian Cao


It is used to clear away heat and promote diuresis, to counteract toxicity and relieve swelling; for the treatment of edema, jaundice, gonorrhea, hydroperitoneum, sore throat, carbuncles, burns and scalds.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.