Bai Jiang Cao - Patrinia, Thiaspi

TCM Materia Medica

Bai Jiang Cao TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "bai jiang cao" which in english is "patrinia, thiaspi", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine, liver and stomach channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and cold (han) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 9-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Clears heat, relieves toxicity, and expels pus - intestinal abscess, sores, swellings.
  • Dispels blood stasis, stops pain - for heat induced blood stasis, especially in the abdomen and chest; also for post-partum pain, post-operative pain.

As noted above, bai jiang cao is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically sick. )".

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