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Xie Cao

Xie Cao
Xie Cao #

Name

Xie Cao (Valerian Root)

  1. Radix Valerianae
  2. Valerian Root
  3. 纈草
  4. 缬草

The Effect of Xie Cao

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 Administrations

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.