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Shi Shang Bai (Selaginella)

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Cold Shi Shang Bai (Herba Selaginellae Doederleinii)
Sweet, Spicy, Neutral, Bitter, Cold
Herba Selaginellae Doederleinii
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shí shàng băi
Stone Top Fir


  • Clears Heat and Reduces Toxicity
    Used for treating fever, Lung heat cough, sore throat, and ulcers.
  • Drains Damp-Heat
    For cancer or cirrhosis of the Liver, ascites, Damp-Heat jaundice, and Damp-Heat in the urinary bladder.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Possible side effects may include discomfort, reduction of appetite, and hair loss.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.


  • 15-30 grams. Up to 60 grams for cancer or cirrhosis of the liver.
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