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Xia Ku Cao

Posted by: admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 06:51 PM
Clear Heat

1 TASTE
Bitter, pungent and cold


2 MERIDIANS
Liver and gall bladder


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To clear the fire in the liver; 2. To dissipate accumulation of modules


4 INDICATIONS
1. Flaring up of liver fire manifested as red, painful, swollen and watery eyes, headache and dizziness. Prunella spike (Xiaducao) is used with Sea-ear shell (Shi Jue Ming) and Chrysanthemum flower (Ju Hua).2. Accumulation of phlegm-fire manifested as scrofula, lipoma, swollen glands or goiter. Prunella spike (Xia Ku Cao) is used with Oystershell (Mu Li), Scrophularia (Xuan Shen) and Laminaria (Kun Bu).


5 DOSAGE
10-15g


6 COUTIONS
This herb should be used with caution in cases with a weak stomach and spleen.


Xia Ku Cao

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