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Zi Cao Gen #1317

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Pin Ying Name: Zi Cao Gen

Chinese Name: 紫草根

English Name: Red-Root Lithospermum

Latin Name: Lithospermum Erythrorhizon

Herbs That Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs That Clean Heat and Cool Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Salty
Bitter
Cold
Heart
Liver
Pericardium
3-20g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat, cools the Blood, invigorates Blood circulation, relieves Fire toxins and encourages rashes

  • Xue Stage Heat, Blood Heat, Toxic Heat and dark purple rashes (eczema, measles, chicken pox)

Moistens the Intestines, unblocks the bowels and promotes urination

  • Blood Heat constipation and rashes accompanied by constipation and/or urinary dysfunction

Clears Damp-Heat from the skin (aids healing of tissues)

  • Damp-Heat skin lesions or vaginal itching topically
  • Burns and wounds topically
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with diarrhea or loose stools.
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen Deficient pox or sores.
  • Contraindicated for those with measles if rash has already appeared.
  • Do not mix or store near urine, horse manure or smoke.
  • Long-term administration of high doses may cause liver cancer.