Pinyin: bai jiang cao
English Name: Patrinia
Latin Name: Herba Patriniae
Properties: acrid, bitter, cool
Channels Entered: Stomach, Large Intestine, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat, Eliminates Toxins, Drains Pus and Abscesses
2. Resolves Bruises and Relieves Pain
6 to 15 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Bai Jiang Cao is contraindicated in patients experiencing abdominal pain from cold and deficiency.
Use of Bai Jiang Cao may be associated with possible drowsiness and sedation. Therefore, individuals who take this herb should exercise caution if driving or operating heavy machinery.