Ding Shu Xiu – Elephantopi – Herba Elephantopus Scaber

Ding Shu Xiu (Di Dan Tou)

English Name: elephantopus

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Elephantopus Scaber

Medica Category: Water-Regulating and Damp-Resolving Herbs

Properties: Ding Shu Xiu enters the Liver, Kidney, and Large Intestine channels; it is sweet and bitter in nature and cold in temperature.

What is Ding Shu Xiu?:

The Chinese Herb Ding Shu Xiu is the dried aerial parts of elephantopi (Elephantopus scaber L.), a small flowering tropical plant in the sunflower family native to Southeast Asia and India. It has a variety of uses in various traditional Eastern medicinal systema; its TCM actions are described below.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Ding Shu Xiu:

Ding Shu Xiu promotes urination and reduces swelling to address various clinical manifestation of edema, water retention associated with nephritis, and hydronephrosis.

Ding Shu Xiu clears heat and eliminates toxins to address painful swelling with bleeding from the rectum during or before a bowel movement as well as hemorrhoidal bleeding.

Ding Shu Xiu relieves pain can be used to address headaches and migraines