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Xian Tao Cao

仙桃草
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Name

Xian Tao Cao (Purslane Speedwell Herb)

  1. 仙桃草
  2. Herba Veronicae Peregrinae
  3. Purslane Speedwell Herb

The Effect of Xian Tao Cao

Property

Sweet, slightly pungent, neutral; liver, stomach and lung meridians entered.

Actions

Remove stasis and stop bleeding, clear heat and resolve swelling, alleviate pain.

Indications

Traumatic injury, sore throat, sores and boils, dysmenorrhea, nose bleeding, hematemesis, hemoptysis, stomachache, hernia.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~30 g, or pounded into juice or made into powder. . Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing with fresh product.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to pregnant women.