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Xi Xian Cao (Siegesbeckia)

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Cold Xi Xian Cao (Herba Siegesbeckiae)
Bitter, Cold
Herba Siegesbeckiae
Tone Marks:
xī xiān căo


  • Dispels Wind Damp and Opens the Channels
    For Bi Zheng. Treats Pain, numbness, spasms and paralysis in the joints, body, and extremities. Also for weak legs and weakness following a stroke
  • Clears heat and Toxin, Stops Itching
    For headache and dizziness due to Liver Yang rising. For rash, sores and general itching due to Damp Heat or Wind-Damp
  • Calms the Spirit
    For hypertension due to heat

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use caution during pregnancy or with children

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None noted


  • 10-15 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 9-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)
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