Botanical Name: Siegesbeckiae Herba

Xi Xian Cao

Xi Xian Cao

Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness

Taste: Bitter
Temperature: Cold
Channels: Kidney, Liver

Dosage: 9-15g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • None

Actions & Indications:

  • Dispels wind-dampness and unblocks the channels and collaterals: for wind-damp painful obstruction with pain in the joints.  Because it is good at unblocking the channels and invigorating the collaterals, it is also commonly used for spasms and cramps in the extremities, numbness in the extremities, and weak legs, including weakness as a sequelae of wind-stroke.
  • Clears heat and pacifies the Liver: for patterns of ascendant Liver yang with such symptoms as headache and dizziness.
  • Clears and transforms damp-heat: for damp-heat sores and itching, wind-damp rash, or other forms of itching.
  • Also used for hypertension.