Pinyin Name: Xie Cao
English Name: Radix Valerianae
Other Names: Valerian Root, Ba Di Ma
Tastes: Acrid, Sweet
Origin: China, Western Asia, Europe
Xie Cao is native to Asia and Europe. It covers meridians of heart and spleen. The rhizoma and roots are being used as medicine. It is being used in sedating, pain relieving, neurasthenia, insomnia, epilepsy, flatulence and pain in the abdomen, pain in loin and legs, injuries from impact. Recommended dosage is from 3 to 6 grams.
Benefits of Xie Cao include:
Effect on respiration and circulation.
Effect of antibiotics.