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