Qing Hao


Qing Hao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qing Hao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: artemesia, sweet wormwood herb
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Artemesiae Annuae
Properties: bitter, acrid, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: KD, LV, GB

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, resolves summer heat, clears deficent heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Cools blood; Clears deficient heat (heat in blood or sequelae of febrile disease, especially for unremitting fever, night fever and morning coolness with absence of sweating; tidal fever, yin deficient heat, steaming bone disorder)
  • Checks malarial disorder; Clears heat (primary herb for malaria, alternating chills and fever)
  • Clears summer heat (summer heat manifesting as low grade fever, headache, dizziness and stifling sensation in the chest)

    Special Notes:
  • It has been presented that anti-fungals and CCB's (calcium channel blockers) may present clinically significant herb-drug interaction with Qing Hao.

  • (cc: postpartum fever with blood deficiency or cases of cold from SP and ST deficiency)