INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Sedi
Common English: Hanging Stonecrop
Stringy Stonecrop
Sedum
Herbs that Clear Heat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bland
Slightly Sour
Cool
Liver
Gall Bladder
Small Intestine
Dried: 10-30g
Fresh: 50-100g
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, reduces abscesses and disperses swellings

Sores and abscesses, including those affecting the throat (internally or topically)

Snakebite

Burns

Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, resolves Dampness and reduces jaundice

Damp-Heat jaundice

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin-type flat abscesses.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin-type jaundice.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin
Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Hb. Lysimachiae
Jin Qian Cao

or

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding
Hb. Lobeliae
Ban Bian Lian

Abscesses and acute sores

Damp-Heat jaundice

Carbuncles, cellulitis, snakebites and burns

  1. This can be used as a stand-alone for snakebite and burns, usually as a juice pressed from the fresh herb.
  2. This is very commonly used in prescriptions to treat acute, persistent and active forms of hepatitis.
  3. It is effective in lowering Liver enzymes.
  4. This herb also treats low-grade Yin Deficiency fevers.