Zhong Jie Feng - Sarcandra Herb

TCM Materia Medica

Zhong Jie Feng TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "zhong jie feng" which in english is "sarcandra herb", is categorized within the "herbs that cool the blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and liver 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

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

  • Clears heat and Cools Blood, removes skin spots/purpura, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic injury.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, zhong jie feng is generally included in the following 1 formula:

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A modern formula with a range of Chinese herbs that can be supportive to other cancer treatments.  Most of the herbs in the formula have shown some anti-cancer properties in studies (human or animal)…

As noted above, zhong jie feng is within the herbs that cool the blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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