Hai Jin Sha


Hai Jin Sha in TCM:

Explore the properties of Hai Jin Sha according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: lygodium spores
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Lygodii
Properties: sweet, bland, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: SI, UB

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
resolves water accumulations

    Alternate Forms:
  • Jin sha teng: sweet, cold; UB, SO; clears heat, relieves toxicity; promotes urination; 15-30g

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes urination; dispels stones (dysuria with burning sensation, stony lin, DH lin, bloody lin, gao lin, also for gallstones)
  • Promotes urination; reduces edema (damp fullness of the abdomen, edema, difficult urination, especially d/t DH)

    Special Notes:
  • (cooking: decoct in cheesecloth)
  • The following combination was found to be highly effective for urinary stones: Hai Jin Sha, Jin Qian Cao, Qu Mai, Hua Shi, Che Qian Zi, Chuan Mu Tong, Chuan Niu Xi, Zhi Gan Cao