Dong Ling Cao – Rabdosia – Herba Rabdosiae

Dong Ling Cao

English Name: rabdosia

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Rabdosiae

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Toxin-Eliminating Herbs

Properties: Dong Ling Cao enters the Liver, Spleen, and Stomach channels; it is bitter and sweet in nature and cool in temperature.

What is Dong Ling Cao?:

The Chinese Herb Dong Ling Cao was first catalogued as a medicinal herb only quite recently (in the Dictionary of Chinese Medicine in 1977) and comes from a plant called the blush red rabdosia (Rabdosia rubescens).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Dong Ling Cao:

Dong Ling Cao clears heat and eliminates toxins and thus treats various disorders like sore throat, tonsillitis, and insect and snakebites.

Dong Ling Cao invigorates blood/activates blood circulation to treat musculoskeletal pain.

Dong Ling Cao is used in China to treat BPH and prostate cancer (although this use is not endorsed by Western cancer research organizations).