xia_ku_cao.JPGXia Ku Cao (Prunella) ["Summer Withered Grass"]

Category: Clear Heat & Reduce Fire
Nature : Cold
Flavors: bitter, acrid
Channels: LR, GB [wood pair]

Functions: Reduce fire from the LR, disperse stagnation of phlegm and fire
Indications: Red, swollen and painful eyes w/ lots of tears, dizziness and headache d/t Liver fire
2. Nodes due to stagnation of phlegm and fire (Ying Liu) [phegmatic accumulations]

Dosage: 10-15g.
Contraindications: N/A
Misc: Strong affinity for the eyes, esp. eye problems that worsen @ night
Ju Hua & Xia Ku Cao = good eye remedy