Hai Jin Sha

Hai Jin Sha in TCM:


English Name: lygodium spores
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Lygodii
Properties: sweet, bland, cold
Explore the properties of Hai Jin Sha according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cold
Channels: SI, UB
Flavors: sweet
Regulates: 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)
  • (cooking: decoct in cheesecloth)