Xia Ku Cao, Common Selfheal Spike, Common Selfheal Fruit-Spike
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Common Name: Common Selfheal Spike
Chinese Name: Xia Ku Cao 夏枯草
Latin Name: Spica Prunellae
Other Name: Common Selfheal Fruit-Spike, 夕句、乃东、燕面、麦夏枯、铁色草、棒柱头花、灯笼头、棒槌草、锣锤草、牛牯草、广谷草、棒头柱、六月干、夏枯头、大头花、灯笼草、古牛草、牛佤头、丝线吊铜钟
Origin: Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Henan Province, China
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
More About This TCM (In English):
Bitter and pungent; liver meridian entered.
Clear and purge liver fire, relieve toxicity and dissipate nodulation.
A. Up-flaming of liver fire
Being bitter and cold, entering liver meridian, and being liable to clear and descend, it is good for up-flaming of liver fire, manifested as blood-shot and swollen eyes, headache, and dizziess. Modern research showed that it has certain actions of lowering blood pressure. Therefore, it is often used for treating liver-heat hypertension manifested as headache, dizziness, irritability,etc.
B. Phlegm and fire combined, sores and abscesses due to heat toxin
It can clear liver and purge fire, and be used for scrofula, goiter, and hyperplasia of mammary gland caused by liver qi stagnant transformed into fire, which burning the fluids into phlegm. It has the actions of clearing heat and relieving toxicity, and can be indicated for mammary abscess, swollen sores, mumps, and red and swollen sore throat.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 10~15 g.
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