Han Lian Cao


Han Lian Cao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Han Lian Cao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: eclipta
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Ecliptae
Properties: sweet, sour, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sweet, sour
Tonifies: yin

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Nourishes KD and LV Yin (LV and KD yin deficiency with dizziness, vertigo, premature grey hair, blurred vision)
  • Cools blood; stops bleeding (yin deficiency, heat in blood causing hematemesis, hemoptysis, epistaxis, blood in stool, uterine bleeding, hematuria, bleeding after menopause)

    Special Notes:
  • Compare to Nu Zhen Zi which is stronger in clearing deficient heat, whereas Han Lian Cao is stronger to cool blood.

  • (cc: deficient cold of SP or KD with diarrhea)