The TCM herb "han lian cao" which in english is "eclipta", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yin" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits cool, sour (suan) and sweet (gan) 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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. Han Lian Cao, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence kidney yin deficiency and/or liver yin deficiency.
Han Lian Cao may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: dizziness (vertigo), uterine bleeding, vision problems and/or vomiting
As noted above, han lian cao is within the herbs that tonify yin functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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