Pinyin: qing hao
ENGLISH NAME: Sweet Worm Wood (Aboveground Parts)
LATIN NAME: Artemisiae Annuae Herba
Properties: bitter, acrid, cold
Channels Entered: Liver, Gallbladder, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat and Treats Malaria
2. Clears Yin-Deficient Heat
3. Cools Blood
4. Clears Summer-Heat or Damp-Heat
5. Clears Liver Heat and Brightens the Eyes
3 to 10 grams in decoction. Qing Hao should only be cooked for a short period of time as a decoction. Qing Hao may be used in decoctions or as juice squeezed from the fresh herb. The fresh herb squeezed into juice is 0丘en more effective than decoction, as the active constituents have not been destroyed by heat.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Qing Hao should be used with caution in patients who have deficiency and cold of the Spleen and Stomach.
• Qing Hao should be cooked only for a short period of time, as heat may make the herb less effective.