Xian He Cao

Xian He Cao (Herba Agrimoniae)
Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral
Channels: Lungs, Liver, Spleen
Key Characteristics: Binds and inhibits bleeding, restrains leakage of blood, alleviates diarrhea, kills parasites (especially trichomonas vaginitis and tapeworm). Use in a wash to apply externally for trichomonas vaginitis. Also used as a qi tonic, and the book A Walk along the River says some doctors use it as a “herbal steroid without the side-effects of steroids”. For bleeding, it is a useful addition to the formula Gui Pi Tang.

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Xian He Cao (Herba Agrimoniae)
Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral
Channels: Lungs, Liver, Spleen
Key Characteristics: Binds and inhibits bleeding, restrains leakage of blood, alleviates diarrhea, kills parasites (especially trichomonas vaginitis and tapeworm). Use in a wash to apply externally for trichomonas vaginitis. Also used as a qi tonic, and the book A Walk along the River says some doctors use it as a “herbal steroid without the side-effects of steroids”. For bleeding, it is a useful addition to the formula Gui Pi Tang.