In the term of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM),
Xia Ku Cao is bitter, acrid, cold.
The channels Xia Ku Cao influences are Gall Bladder, Liver.
In the term of TCM, Xia Ku Cao:
1: Clears the Liver, Brightens the Eyes.
2: Clears Heat, Dissipates Nodules.
3: Used to treat hypertension.
*Xia Ku Cao bulk herb we sell is of premium quality. Our bulk Chinese herbs are mostly wild harvested but some herbs are farm grown to protect their natural habitats and meet increasing market demands. The harvests of right species at proper maturity are identified by experienced professionals, cleaned, cut or sliced, and dried. In many cases, special processing methods such as soaking with rice wine, steaming, roasting are applied as mandated by traditional Chinese medicine traditions to prepare the Chinese herbs to achieve desired properties, enhance efficacy, and reduce toxicity.
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