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Zha Jiang Cao

酢浆草
酢浆草 #

Name

Zha Jiang Cao (Herba Oxalidis Corniculatae)

  1. 酢浆草
  2. Creeping Woodsorrel Herb
  3. 酢漿草
  4. Herba Oxalidis Corniculatae

The Effect of Zha Jiang Cao

Property

Sour, cold; large intestine and small intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and promote diuresis, cool blood and dissipate blood stasis, resolve swelling and remove toxicity.

Indications

Diarrhea, dysentery, jaundice, nose bleeding, sore throat, hematemesis, measles, traumatic injury, sores and boils, leukorrhea with reddish discharge, scabies, gonorrhea, rectocele, burns and scalds.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or 30~60 g with the fresh product, or made into powder or pounded into juice for drinking. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for mouthwash.