Yin Chai Hu


Yin Chai Hu in TCM:

Explore the properties of Yin Chai Hu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: stellaria root, starwort root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Stellariae
Properties: sweet, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: ST, LV

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
clears deficent heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears deficient heat (yin deficient fire, steaming bone disorder, an excellent herb to clear deficient heat without damaging yin)
  • Clear heat from childhood nutritional impairment (for infantile malnutrition (gan ji): emaciation, withered hair, swollen abdomen)
  • (cc: blood deficiency without fever)
  • (cc: exterior syndromes)

    Special Notes:
  • Yin Chai Hu and Chai Hu have similar names and properties, but Yin Chai Hu is more for deficient (tidal) fever whereas Chai Hu is more for treating shaoyang syndrome with alternating chills and fever.