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Qian Cao

Madder | 茜草
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SKU M4500

Ingredient: Mudder root (qian cao gen) (Rubiae corditoline radix).

Mandarin: 茜草
Pin-Yin: Qian Cao
English: Madder Root
Korean: 포황
Romaji: Senso
Kanji: 茜草
Kampo: No


Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Rubiae Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Cold, bitter

Channels Entered:

  • Heart, liver

Herb Actions:

  • Cools the blood
  • Aids in alleviating bleeding
  • Stimulates the blood
  • Clears blood stasis


  • Use cautiously for those with cold caused by stomach and spleen deficiency, diminished blood, or fire caused by deficiency of yin
  • Not recommended for long-term consumption

Commonly Found In:

  • None found

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