Xian He Cao


Xian He Cao in TCM:

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

English Name: agrimony, hair-vein agrimony
Pharmacuetical Name: Herbs Agrimoniae
Properties: bitter, astringent, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LU, SP, LV

Flavors: astringent, bitter
Tonifies: qi, blood

Special Properties:
disperses cold, clears heat, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Restrains leakage of blood; stop bleeding (hematemesis, epistaxis, hematochezia, hemoptysis, bleeding gums, bloody lin, abnormal uterine bleeding; in combination for heat, cold, excess, or deficiency)
  • Alleviates diarrhea and dysentary (for chronic diarrhea and dysenteric disorder, diarrhea with pus and blood)
  • Tonifies Qi and Blood (qi and blood deficiency due to over-exertion, fatigue with normal appetite, pale complexion, modern use for cancer patients and anemia)
  • Kills parasites (trichomonas vaginitis and intestinal parasites, ie- tapeworm; also for carbuncles, boils, roundworms, breast abcess: used topically and internally)
  • (cc: bleeding due to stasis)

    Special Notes:
  • Xian He Cao may reduce the anticoagulant effect of warfarin because it contains vitamin K.