Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Sedi
Common English: Hanging Stonecrop
Stringy Stonecrop
Herbs that Clear Heat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Sour
(Slightly Toxic)
Gall Bladder
Small Intestine
Dried: 10-30g
Fresh: 50-100g
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, reduces abscesses and disperses swellings

Sores and abscesses, including those affecting the throat (internally or topically)



Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, resolves Dampness and reduces jaundice

Damp-Heat jaundice

  • Contraindicated for those with Yin-type flat abscesses.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin-type jaundice.

Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin
Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Hb. Lysimachiae
Jin Qian Cao


Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding
Hb. Lobeliae
Ban Bian Lian

Abscesses and acute sores

Damp-Heat jaundice

Carbuncles, cellulitis, snakebites and burns

  1. This can be used as a stand-alone for snakebite and burns, usually as a juice pressed from the fresh herb.
  2. This is very commonly used in prescriptions to treat acute, persistent and active forms of hepatitis.
  3. This herb inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
  4. It is effective in lowering Liver enzymes.
  5. This herb also treats low-grade Yin Deficiency fevers.
  6. The juice extracted from the fresh leaves treats lesions caused by toxic insect stings or by scalding.
  7. It is reported to treat furuncles, abnormal defecation and membranous pharyngitis.
  8. The leaves, Fol. Sedi are salty, astringent and as cool as Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao. They are effective in removing filth and malignant toxicity.
  9. A lot of fresh juice can treat restless conditions associated with septicemia and hematotoxicosis.
  10. The raw juice alone or with sugar or syrup can relieve aesthenic and sweltering fever, ease restless thirst, subside pharyngitis, laryngitis, stomatic and lingual inflammation and can cure diarrhea or diarrhea with hemafecia.
  11. Combined with Chinese ink, gargling can cure membranous pharyngitis.
  12. When pounded with a little salt and applied to the area, this herb can cure unbearable headaches.
  13. The type with four leaves is Acrid and Warm treats internal lesions due to trauma