The TCM herb "jin qian cao" which in english is "lysimachia, whole plant", is categorized within the "herbs that drain dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the gall bladder, kidney, liver and urinary bladder channels and exhibits neutral (ping) 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:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, jin qian cao is generally included in the following 4 formulas:
A range of gallbladder, liver and related digestive/obstructive issues - clears damp heat from the liver and gall bladder in TCM terms. Symptoms may include gallstones and/or a range of digestive is…
Useful for a range of calcifications/stones - kidney stones, bladder stones, ureter stones and when the underlying pathology is appropriate gallstones. Generally involves collections of damp heat i…
Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increased urgency due to damp heat accumulation. Dark or scanty urine. Urinary stones. Urinary tract infection.
As noted above, jin qian cao is within the herbs that drain dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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