Xie Cao

Xie Cao written in Chinese

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.
Promote sleep.

Common herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine

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