Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Solidaginis
Common English: Solidago
Common Goldenrod
Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness and Unblock the Channels (Antirheumatics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Gall Bladder

Fresh: 20-30g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Relieves pain, reduces inflammation and opens the channels and collaterals

Pain, inflammation, traumatic injury

Reduces swelling and eliminates toxins

Toxic swelling, sore throat, jaundice, cold headache, whooping cough, infantile convulsion, fungal infection of the hand, carbuncle and swelling on the back

Athlete's foot, topically

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Consuming by livestock can lead to paralysis and movement disorders and other symptoms of poisoning.

Caulis Hyptis Capitatae
Mo Gu Xiao
Caulis Vanieriae
Huang Jin Gui
Rx. Moghaniae
Yi Tiao Gen
Ru Xiang
Mo Yao
Fr. Chaenomelis
Mu Gua
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Hb. Ludwigiae Proatratae
Shui Ding Xiang
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. et Ra. Rhei
Da Huang
Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao

Hb. Vernoniae Cinereae
Yi Zhi Xiang
Rx. Isatidis
Ban Lan Gen

Trauma-related pain

Tightness of the tendons


Influenza, throat swelling and tonsillitis

Caulis Hyptis Capitatae
Mo Gu Xiao
Caulis Vanieriae
Huang Jin Gui

Hb. Houttuyniae (18g)
Yu Xing Cao

Rx. Astragali (12g)
Huang Qi
Fr. Forsythiae (10g)
Lian Qiao
Rx. Glycyrrhizae(6g)
Gan Cao

Rz. Belamcandae (15g)
She Gan
Rx. Platycodi (15g)
Jie Geng
Lasiosphera/Calvatia (10g)
Ma Bo

Flos Lonicerae (12g)
Jin Yin Hua

Fr. Forsythiae (12g)
Lian Qiao

Rx. Glycyrrhizae(6g)
Gan Cao

Reduces inflammation

Relieves spinal pain

With 12g of this herb, for upper respiratory tract infection

With 12g of this herb, for acute upper respiratory tract infection

  1. One source says that Caulis Hyptis Capitatae Mo Gu Xiao and Caulis Vanieriae Huang Jin Gui should always be used together for their synergistic action to reduce inflammation and relieve spinal pain.
  2. Prolonged storage of the herb can render it ineffective.
    One source says that this herb invigorates the Blood.
  3. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  4. It has been shown to be effective for thyroid cancer and cancer of the tongue and larynx.
  5. For lumbodorsal carbuncle, acute mastitis and bubo, simmer 21-30g of this herb in wine, drink and grind the dregs into a paste to be applied to the lesion.
  6. It is said that washing with a decoction of this herb can cure pathogenic infections.
  7. One source that this herb removes Blood Stasis and obstruction and is effective for traumatic injuries, skin itching and herpes zoster.
  8. Do not decoct for a long time as it can cause vomiting.