Bai Jiang Cao

Bai Jiang Cao in TCM:

English Name: thlaspi, dahurian patrinia herb, white flower patrina
Pharmaceutical Name: Herba cum Radice Patriniae
Properties: acrid, bitter, cool
Explore the properties of Bai Jiang Cao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cool
Channels: LI, ST, LV
Flavors: bitter, pungent
Regulates: circulates blood, clears heat, eliminates toxins

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears toxic heat; expels pus (any internal toxic fire disorder, LU or intestinal abcess, sores and swellings, internally or topically)
  • Dispels blood stasis and stops pain (abdomen and chest pain due to blood stasis)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: SP and ST deficiency)

    Special Notes:
  • One study showed approximately 80% effectiveness when treating common cold / influenza w/ bai jiang cao
  • Pharmacologically this herb has a sedative and hypnotic effect