Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Semiaquilegiae
Common English: Semiaquilegia Root Tuber
Herbs that Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, reduces swelling and disperses Stagnation

Abscesses, swelling, toxic sores and deep-rooted furuncles.

Some types of cancer

  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with loose stools.
  • Contraindicated for those with clear urine.

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding
Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Cornu Cervi Degelatinatum
Lu Jiao Shuang

Spica Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao
Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Abscesses and furuncles with localized redness, swelling, heat and pain

Breast abscess


Hb. Scutellariae Barbatae
Ban Zhi Lian
Hb. Hedyotis Diffusae
Bai Hua She She Cao
Rz. Paridis
Chong Lou

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Rx. Rhapontici
Lou Lu

Hepatic cancer, breast cancer, and some forms of lymphoma

Breast abscesses and fibrocystic breast disorder with red, painful, palpable masses


  • This herb can be used for snakebite.
  • This herb has a mild effect at promoting urination.
  • It is said to help discharge urinary stones.
  • To treat tiger and snake bites, squeeze out the juice and drink it. When applied to the surface of the wound, it detoxifies and alleviates pain.
  • This herb has a mild effect at settling tremors and convulsions.
  • This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  • This herb is said to cure breast cancer that is as hard as a rock.
  • It is said that this herb is mainly used to treat Internal damage due to Phlegm-Fire.
  • It treats scrofula and malignant boils and becomes stronger when soaked in wine.
  • Hb. Semiaquilegiae Zi Bei Tian Kui is the aerial part of the same plant. It mildly dispels masses and treats nodules, carbuncles, and abscesses. The dosage is 3-10g