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Yin Chai Hu (Stellaria Root)

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Cool Yin Chai Hu (Radix Stellariae Dichotomae)
Sweet, Cool
Radix Stellariae Dichotomae
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yīn chái hú
Silver Barbarian Kindling


  • Clears Heat Caused by Yin Deficiency
    For afternoon fevers, steaming bone disorder, low grade fevers, and night sweats. Also effective at clearing residual heat in the aftermath of a high fever.
  • Clears Heat, Reduces Childhood Malnutrition
    For fever, irritability, and thirst from childhood malnutrition.
  • Stops Bleeding and Cools the Blood
    For epistaxis, coughing up of Blood, uterine bleeding, or Blood in the urine all caused by reckless movement of hot Blood.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Contraindicated in exteriorly-contracted wind-cold or Blood Deficiency without heat signs.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

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


  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: root.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: