Xian He Cao - Agrimony Grass

TCM Materia Medica

Xian He Cao TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "xian he cao" which in english is "agrimony grass", is categorized within the "herbs that stop bleeding" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver, lung and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and neutral (ping) 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
  • Fresh: 15-30g

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

  • Stops bleeding due to cold, heat, excess, or deficiency patterns - vomiting blood, coughing blood, nosebleed, bleeding gums, blook in the urine, uterine bleeding.
  • Alleviates diarrhea, dysentery.
  • Kills parasites.

As noted above, xian he cao is within the herbs that stop bleeding functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... useful for uterine bleeding, excess menses, bleeding from trauma, vomiting of blood, nose bleeds, and blood in the urine. )".

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