Xi Xian Cao


Xi Xian Cao in TCM:

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

English Name: siegesbeckia
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Siegesbeckiae
Properties: bitter, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears damp, eliminates toxins, disperses wind

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels Wind-Damp, unblocks the channels (may also use for stroke paralysis or numbness, wind-damp-bi syndrome)
  • Clears Toxic Heat (carbuncles; damp-heat sores; boils; itching; wind-damp rash, use internally or externally)
  • Clears heat; Pacifies LV (dizziness, ascendant LV yang with headache, modern use for hypertension)

    Special Notes:
  • Xi Xian Cao acts as both an immunosuppressant and antibiotic.