Xi Cao (Hornwort herb)
The drug is the dried whole herb of Ceratophyllum demersum L. (family Ceratophyllaceae),
The Effect of Xi Cao
Cool blood to stop bleeding, clear heat and induce diuresis.
Hemoptysis, hematemesis caused by blood-heat, pyretic stranguria.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 3~6 g, or made into powder.
It is contraindicated in case of loose stool and bleeding caused by deficiency-cold.