Xi Jiao


Xi Jiao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Xi Jiao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: rhinoceros horn
Pharmacuetical Name: Cornu Rhinoceri
Properties: bitter, salty, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: ST, HT, LV

Flavors: bitter, salty

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, eliminates toxins, stops bleeding

    Alternate Forms:
  • Shui Niu Jiao (Cornu Bubali) - Buffalo Horn. similar but milder; 15-30g: shred and cook first

Actions / Indications:
  • Cools blood; Stops bleeding (epistaxis, hematemesis, heat in ying and blood level with fever, reckless movement of blood)
  • Clears toxic heat (erythema, purpura, fever)
  • Calms spirit and stops tremors (delirium, convulsions, unrelenting fever, loss of consciousness, manic behavior)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: qi deficiency)
  • (note: antagnostic with chuan wu, fu zi, cao wu, and lei wan)

    Special Notes:
  • illegal, use shui niu jiao instead. Shui niu jiao is similar but milder, use 15-30g Shui niu jiao