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Xi Xian Cao #1203M

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Pin Ying Name: Xi Xian Cao

Chinese Name: 豨簽草

English Name: Siegesbeckia

Latin Name: Siegesbeckiae, Herba

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Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Acrid
Sweet
Cold
Slightly Cold
Kidney
Liver
Heart
Spleen
9-25g 45g (Malaria)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Dispels Wind-Dampness, strengthens the sinews and unblocks the channels and collaterals

  • Wind-Damp Bi with joint pain
  • Because it is good at unblocking the channels and invigorating the collaterals it is commonly used for spasms, numbness and cramps in the extremities and weak legs, including weakness as a sequela of Wind-stroke with numbness and weakness of the back and legs, facial paralysis and hemiplegia

Clears Heat and pacifies the Liver

  • Liver Yang Rising with headache, dizziness

Clears and transforms Damp-Heat and eliminates toxins

  • Damp-Heat sores and itching, Wind-Damp rashes and other forms of itching

Treats hypertension

  • Hypertension

Calms the Spirit

  • Irritability, insomnia, tinnitus, vertigo and forgetfulness
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with numbness or Bi Syndrome due to Yin or Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with numbness or Bi Syndrome due to Spleen and Kidney Deficiency.
  • Use extreme caution for pregnant women and children.