Jin Qian Cao - Damp: Promote Urination and Relieve Jaundice
LV, GB, KD, UB (15-30g)


Jin Qian Cao - Jin Can Sell...

Jaundiced Jin can Sell you snake-bitten monkey liver and gallbladder from the jungle, but he will only trade it for cranberry juice from the toxic desert.

English Name: lysimachia, loose strife herb
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Lysimachiae
Properties: sweet, salty, cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
jaundiced... liver... jungle clears DH from the LV and GB; relieves jaundice
cranberry juice promotes urination; unblocks PUD
toxic desert clears toxic heat


      Jin Qian Cao Actions and Indications
  • Clears damp-heat from LV and GB; Relieves jaundice (jaundice due to damp-heat, gallstones)
  • Promotes urination; Unblocks PUD (representative herb for urinary stones (shi lin), also for damp-heat lin
  • Clears Toxic Heat (snake bite externally, abcess; usually used topically with fresh herb or drink fresh juice of the herb)
    Special Notes:
  • Shown effective to treat hemorrhoids in one study with 1 to 3 doses of 100g fresh herb (50g dried herb)

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