Pinyin: xi xian cao

ENGLISH NAME: Siegesbeckia

LATIN NAME: Siegesbeckiae Herba

Pinyin: xi xian cao

Properties: bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dispels Wind and Dampness, Opens Channels and Collaterals

2. Clears Heat and Eliminates Toxins

3. Lowers Blood Pressure

DOSAGE
10 to 15 grams. Xi Xian Cao processed with grain-based liquor is stronger for treatment of bí zheng (painful obstruction syndrome). The fresh herb more effectively clears heat and eliminates toxins.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Xi Xian Cao should be used with extreme caution in pregnant women and in children, as it may suppress normal development.1