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Introduction To Sweet Wormwood (qing hao)










Sweet Wormwood (qing hao)

Herba Artemmisiae


Properties: Pungent and bitter in flavour, slightly cold in nature, it acts on the liver, gallbladder and kidney channels. The bitter and cold properties clear away heat, the pungent flavour expels pathogenic factors. It is mainly effective in the liver and kidney so as to purge the latent heat outwards from the yin division. It is therefore indicated for the febrile diseases at the later stage with an accumulation of lingering heat in the yin division marked by nocturnal fever and lingering low-grade fever. In addition, it is used to treat restlessness and thirst due to summer heat and cure malarial diseases, by means of its functions of relieving summer heat and cure malarial diseases.

Effects: Clearing away heat of deficiency type, relieving summer heat and preventing attack of malaria.


1. For febrile diseases at the later stage with an accumulation of heat marked by nocturnal fever or lingering low-grade fever, it is often used in combination with the Yin-reinforcing and heat-clearing drugs, such as anmarrhena rhizome, rehmannia root and peony bark, known as Qinghao Biejia Tang (Deciction of Sweet Wormwood and Turtle Shell). In cases of fever due to Yin-deficiency or hectic and phthitic fever, it is used in combination with the drugs for reinforcing Yin and clear hectic fever, such as scutellaria root, picrorhiza rhizome, rehmannia root, etc.

2. For the summer heat affection characterized by fever and vexation, sweating and thirst, it is used in combination with the drugs for clearing heat and summer heat, such as talc, honeysuckle flower, forsythia fruit, etc.

3. For malarial diseases with fever and chills, this single fresh herb pounded to juice is used, or in combination with scutellaria root and talc.

Dosage and Administration: 10-15g. 20-40g for treating malaria. Doubled the dose when use the fresh. Do not over decoct.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Sweet Wormwood (qing hao) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Sweet Wormwood (qing hao) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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