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Xiang Si Cao

English Name: eupatorium

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Eupatorii Formosani

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Toxin-Eliminating Herbs

Properties: Xiang Si Cao enters the Lung, Large Intestine, and Urinary Bladder channels; it is neutral in nature and cool in temperature.

What is Xiang Si Cao?:

The Chinese Herb Xiang Si Cao is the dried aerial parts of a small flowering plant native to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands known as eupatorium (Eupatorium formosanu).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Xiang Si Cao:

Xiang Si Cao clears heat, eliminates toxins, and reduces accumulations of water (which in turn helps reduce inflammation). Xiang Si Cao has a general heat-toxin clearing effect in the body and is combined with other herbs to address a variety of complaints to include pleurisy, pneumonia, high uric acid levels/gout, hypertension, and edema.

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