Biological Name: Artemisiae capillaris
Other Names: Oriental wormwood, capillaris, Yin chen hao
Parts Used: whole plant
Antipyretic, antimicrobial, diuretic, cholagogue, lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure
Useful to treat liver and/or gallbladder imbalances, with symptoms of hepatitis, jaundice, and gallbladder problems.
For internal damp heat with symptoms of hepatitis, jaundice, gallbladder inflammation, and gallstone attack.
(Pulse: Deep and rapid or slippery and rapid.
Tongue: A yellow greasy coat.)
Capillaris Combination (Yin Chen Hao Tang): 10 grams of capillaris, 6 grams of gardenia fruit, and 6 grams of rhubarb.
Capillaris should not be used when there is jaundice caused by qi deficiency with no signs of damp heat.