Jin Qian Cao


Jin Qian Cao in TCM:

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


English Name: lysimachia, loose strife herb
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Lysimachiae
Properties: sweet, salty, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: UB, KD, LV, GB

Flavors: sweet, salty

Special Properties:
clears heat, eliminates toxins

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears damp-heat from LV and GB; Relieves jaundice (jaundice due to damp-heat, gallstones)
  • Promotes urination; Unblocks PUD (representative herb for urinary stones (shi lin), also for damp-heat lin
  • Clears Toxic Heat (snake bite externally, abcess; usually used topically with fresh herb or drink fresh juice of the herb)

    Special Notes:
  • Shown effective to treat hemorrhoids in one study with 1 to 3 doses of 100g fresh herb (50g dried herb)