Cha Chi Huang – Stellaria – Herba Stellariae Aquaticae

Cha Chi Huang

English Name: stellaria, water chickweed

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Stellariae Aquaticae

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Toxin-Eliminating Herbs

Properties: Cha Ching Huang enters the Liver, Large Intestine, and San Jiao channels; it is acrid and slightly bitter in nature and neutral in temperature.

What is Cha Chi Huang?:

The Chinese Herb Cha Chi Huang is the dried aerial parts of the water (or giant) chickweed (Stellaria aquatica Scop.), a species of flowering plant in the carnation family that grows in warm, humid areas of China (and across Asia).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Cha Chi Huang:

Cha Chi Huang clears heat-toxins and is commonly used to treat a wide variety of clinical presentations that involve infection, inflammation, and swelling.

Cha Chi Huang invigorates blood and breaks up blood stasis in disorders presenting with localized swelling and blood stagnation.

Cha Chi Huang promotes urination in cases of damp-heat dysuria.

Cha Chi Huang promotes lactation caused when damp-heat/swelling obstructs the channels.