Zi Cao (aka Zi Cao Gen) - Clear Heat: Cool Blood
HT, LV - (3-9g)

Zi Cao - The Zorro Cow
The hot blooded Zorro cow would charge when invigorated by the red flag. But after Zorro developed a rash he quit bullfighting and moved from the toxic desert to the jungle.

English Name: lithospermum root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Lithospermi
Properties: sweet, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
hot blooded... invigorated... rash cools blood, invigorates blood; vents rashes
toxic desert... jungle relieves fire toxicity... clears damp-heat from skin


      Zi Cao Actions and Indications
  • Cools blood, invigorates blood, vents rashes (vent rashes; encourages rash to surface when measles/chickenpox not fully expressed or toxins not coming out smoothly; fire toxin with very dark purple rashes; dermatological conditions such as eczema, psoriasis)
  • Relieves fire toxicity; clears damp heat from skin (taken internally or applied topically for damp-heat skin lesions or vaginal itching; burns)
  • (cc: zi cao can moisten the bowels, use caution with SP/ST deficient loose stools)
    Special Notes:
  • Zi Cao can be used for constipation or dry stools caused by heat in the blood.
  • Zi Cao may be used topically as ointment.

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