Shui Niu Jiao – Water Buffalo Horn – Bubalus bubalis

This herb is used as a substitute for Xi Jiao – Rhinoceros Horn

Nature: salty, cold

Enters: Heart, Liver, Stomach

Actions: Clears heat; cools the blood; relieves toxicity.

Shui niu jiao and Xi jiao have basically the same functions and composition, but Shui niu jiao is significantly weaker than Xi jiao. See Xi jiao below.
• Ox horn is also used.

Dose: 30-120g in decoction, 6-15g as a powder

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