Capillaris ( 茵陈蒿 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Yin Chen Hao
of Plant Used
Young shoots and leaves
Spleen, Stomach, Liver, Gallbladder
Formulas use this herb most often for its effect in treating any kind of
jaundice with accompanying eye and skin discoloration and dark urine (TCM:
damp heat; Liver imbalance); and to treat pain on the side and under ribs
with accompanying nausea and appetite loss (TCM: Liver or Gallbladder imbalance).
Usages and Functions
Clears damp heat from the Liver and Gallbladder and relieves jaundice; clears
heat and relieves exterior conditions.
Formulas Used In
Rhubarb and Scutellaria
In cases of jaundice, see a practitioner immediately. This herb is combined
with different types of herbs for different types of jaundice.