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Siegesbeckia (Herba Siegesbeckiae) - 稀莶草 (xī xiān cǎo)

Siegesbeckia (Herba Siegesbeckiae) - 稀莶草 (xī xiān cǎo)

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English Name: siegesbeckia, (eastern or common) St Paul’s Wort

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Siegesbeckiae

Chinese Name: 稀莶草, 稀薟草

Common Uses  in Traditional Chinese Medicine: 

  • Xi Xian Cao clears heat, dispels dampness, and eliminates toxins to treat various dermatological disorders (damp-heat sores and wind rashes with itching). It can be used either internally or topically for this purpose.
  • Xi Xian Cao clears heat and pacifies the Liver to address Liver Yang rising manifesting as headaches and dizziness.
  • Xi Xian Cao is currently being used in China to treat hypertension due to heat (w/Chou Wu Tong).

Precaution: Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested.  In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference and strong effect in the body.

Net Weight: 16 oz / 1 lb

Disclaimer & Precautions: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested. In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are pregnant or are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference or have a strong effect on the body. Loose, whole herbs may vary from pictures due to its natural form and cut. Bag packaging may also differ as we source from multiple sources to ensure we have product on hand. All will have labels indicating scientific name, Chinese name, and weight.

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