Xie Cao

Xie Cao is also named 缬草, Valerian Root
Xie Cao
Xie Cao

Name

Xie Cao (Valerian Root)

Property

Pungent, bitter, warm; liver and heart meridians entered.

Actions

Induce tranquilization, stop bleeding and alleviate pain.

Indications

Irregular menstruation, traumatic injury, lumbago, neurasthenia, dyspepsia.

Dosage and administration

Decoct 3~9 g, or made into powder or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated to weak people with yin deficiency.