Pinyin: xian he cao
ENGLISH NAME: Agrimony
LATIN NAME: Agrimoniae Herba
Properties: bitter, astringent, neutral
Channels Entered: Lung, Liver, Spleen
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Stops Bleeding
2. Relieves Diarrhea
3. KiIIs Parasites
4. Tonifies Qi and Blood
5. Reduces Swelling, Eliminates Pus
10 to 15 grams in decoction. The maximum dosage of Xian He Cao is 30 to 60 grams. It may be taken internally or applied topically. Topical application is commonly administered as an herbal wash or herbal paste.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Xian He Cao may cause palpitations and flushing.
• Xian He Cao is astringent in nature, and should not be used in acute diarrhea or dysentery, as it may contribute to retention of pathogens.