Yin Chai Hu - Stellaria Root

TCM Materia Medica

Yin Chai Hu TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "yin chai hu" which in english is "stellaria root", is categorized within the "herbs that cool the blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and stomach channels and exhibits cool 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:

  • Dosage: 3-9g

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

  • Clears Deficient Heat. Steaming bone disorder, deficient yin fever.
  • Clears Heat. Fever, thirst, irritability, childhood nutritional impairment due to heat accumulation.
  • Cools Blood, Stops Bleeding. Coughing up blood, nosebleed, xue lin, uterine bleeding.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, yin chai hu is generally included in the following 1 formula:

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As noted above, yin chai hu is within the herbs that cool the blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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