Xi Xian Cao (Siegesbeckia)

Xi Xian Cao (Siegesbeckia)

Herb 21 of 21 in Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness

Cold Xi Xian Cao (Herba Siegesbeckiae)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Herba Siegesbeckiae
Chinese:
希莶草
Tone Marks:
xī xiān căo
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use caution during pregnancy or with children

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

References Used

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