Names Of Xia Ku Cao

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Xia Ku Cao TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Selfheal Spike, Prunella
  • Pinyin Name: Xia Ku Cao
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How Is Xia Ku Cao Categorized?

Xia Ku Cao Functional Category

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Our Database Has 16 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Drain Fire Category

How Is Xia Ku Cao Used Clinically?

Xia Ku Cao Usages and Indications

  • Clears liver and brightens the eyes - ascending liver fire with red, painful, swollen eyes, headache, dizziness (stronger than Mi Meng Hua, Jue Ming Zi, Qing Xiang Zi in clearing heat).
  • Clears heat and dissipates nodules - neck lumps, scrofula, lipoma, goiter, swollen glands due to phlegm fire.
  • Hypertension accompanied by liver fire or yang rising.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Avoid in patients with stomach or spleen deficiency.
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How Is Xia Ku Cao Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Xia Ku Cao

  • Dosage: 9-15g
  • When used alone, up to 30g

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