Yin Chai Hu (Stellaria Root)

Yin Chai Hu (Stellaria Root)

Herb 10 of 11 in Herbs that Cool the Blood

Cool Yin Chai Hu (Radix Stellariae Dichotomae)
Channels:
LIV, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Radix Stellariae Dichotomae
Chinese:
阴柴胡
Tone Marks:
yīn chái hú
Translation:
Silver Barbarian Kindling
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: root.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.

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