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Zha Jiang Cao (Herba Oxalidis Corniculatae)

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

The Effect of Zha Jiang Cao


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


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


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.