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Da Ji / Herba seu Radix Cirsii Japonici
Japanese Thistle

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Properties:

Da Ji / Herba seu Radix Cirsii Japonici
Japanese Thistle

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Sweet

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Da Ji / Herba seu Radix Cirsii Japonici
Japanese Thistle

Functions:

1. Cools blood and stops bleeding; addresses reckless movement of hot blood leading to vomiting blood, coughing of blood, nosebleed, uterine bleeding, and blood in urine

2. Disperses blood stasis and reduces swelling; treats sores and carbuncles due to toxic heat with blood stasis

3. Reduces hypertension; addresses hypertension due to ascendant Liver Yang

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Da Ji / Herba seu Radix Cirsii Japonici
Japanese Thistle

Channels:

Da Ji / Herba seu Radix Cirsii Japonici
Japanese Thistle

Channels: Liver

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Da Ji / Herba seu Radix Cirsii Japonici
Japanese Thistle

Special Characteristics:

Especially effective in stopping bleeding from Lung and Stomach

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Di Yu / Radix Sanguisorbae
Garden Burnet Root

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Di Yu / Radix Sanguisorbae
Garden Burnet Root

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter, Sour

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Di Yu / Radix Sanguisorbae
Garden Burnet Root

Functions:

1. Cools the blood and stops bleeding; used especially for Lower Jiao blood leading to blood in the stool, bleeding hemorroids, bloody dysentery, and abnormal uterine bleeding. Also for vomiting blood and nosebleed

2. Clears toxic heat and generates flesh. Apply topically for sores, ulcers, and injuries from burns

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Di Yu / Radix Sanguisorbae
Garden Burnet Root

Channels:

Di Yu / Radix Sanguisorbae
Garden Burnet Root

Channels: Liver, Large Intestine, Stomach

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Di Yu / Radix Sanguisorbae
Garden Burnet Root

Special Characteristics:

Especially effective for heat in the Lower Jiao

9

Huai Hua Mi / Flos Sophorae
Japanese Pagoda Tree Flower

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Huai Hua Mi / Flos Sophorae
Japanese Pagoda Tree Flower

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter

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Huai Hua Mi / Flos Sophorae
Japanese Pagoda Tree Flower

Functions:

1. Cools the blood and stops bleeding; addresses bleeding due to blood heat. Especially used for bleeding in the Lower Jiao such as blood in the stool, bleeding hemorrhoids, and blood dysentery. Also used for coughing of blood and nosebleed

2. Clear the Liver heat and drains fire; addresses headache and red eyes due to ascendant Liver fire. Recently used for hypertension

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Huai Hua Mi / Flos Sophorae
Japanese Pagoda Tree Flower

Channels:

Huai Hua Mi / Flos Sophorae
Japanese Pagoda Tree Flower

Channels: Liver, Large Intestine

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Huai Hua Mi / Flos Sophorae
Japanese Pagoda Tree Flower

Special Characteristics:

Especially used for bleeding in the Lower Jiao

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Ce Bai Ye / Cacumen Platycladi
Arborvitae Leaves

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Ce Bai Ye / Cacumen Platycladi
Arborvitae Leaves

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter, Astringent

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Ce Bai Ye / Cacumen Platycladi
Arborvitae Leaves

Functions:

1. Cools the blood and stops bleeding; widely used for various bleeding due to blood heat such as coughing of blood, vomiting blood, nosebleed, bleeding gums, blood in the stool or urine, and uterine bleeding.

2. Transforms phlegm and stops coughing; treats coughing with copious sputum due to Lung heat

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Ce Bai Ye / Cacumen Platycladi
Arborvitae Leaves

Channels:

Ce Bai Ye / Cacumen Platycladi
Arborvitae Leaves

Channels: Heart, Liver, Large Intestine

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Ce Bai Ye / Cacumen Platycladi
Arborvitae Leaves

Special Characteristics:

Widely used for various bleeding

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Bai Mao Gen / Rhizoma Imperatae
Woolly Grass

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Bai Mao Gen / Rhizoma Imperatae
Woolly Grass

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet

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Bai Mao Gen / Rhizoma Imperatae
Woolly Grass

Functions:

1. Cools the blood and stops bleeding; treats bleeding due to blood heat. Often used for vomiting blood, coughing of blood, nosebleed, and blood in urine

2. Clears heat and promotes urination; treats hot-Lin syndrome, urinary difficulty, and edema

3. Clears Lung heat and Stomach heat; addresses warm febrile disease with irritability and thirst, vomiting sue to Stomach heat, and coughing due to Lung heat

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Bai Mao Gen / Rhizoma Imperatae
Woolly Grass

Channels:

Bai Mao Gen / Rhizoma Imperatae
Woolly Grass

Channels: Lung, Stomach, Small Intestine, Urinary Bladder

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Bai Mao Gen / Rhizoma Imperatae
Woolly Grass

Special Characteristics:

One of the few blood cooling/blood stopping herbs that doesn't enter the Liver

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Xian He Cao / Herba Agrimoniae
Agromony

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Xian He Cao / Herba Agrimoniae
Agromony

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter, Acrid

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Xian He Cao / Herba Agrimoniae
Agromony

Functions:

1. Restrains leakage of blood and stops bleeding; widely used for various bleeding such as vomiting blood, coughing of blood, nosebleed, blood in stool or urine, and uterine bleeding.

2. Reduces food stagnation

3. Alleviated diarrhea and dysentery; can be used for chronic diarrhea and dysentery as this herb has a restraining nature

4. Kills parasites— particularly trichomonas vaginitis and tapeworm.

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Xian He Cao / Herba Agrimoniae
Agromony

Channels:

Xian He Cao / Herba Agrimoniae
Agromony

Channels: Lung, Liver, Spleen

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Xian He Cao / Herba Agrimoniae
Agromony

Special Characteristics:

Often used for Qi and blood deficiency due to chronic injury from physical working; also used for thrombocytopenia purpura.

Currently used for treating some cancers

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Bai Ji / Rhizoma Bletillae
Bletilla

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Bai Ji / Rhizoma Bletillae
Bletilla

Temperature: Cool

Properties: Bitter, Sweet

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Bai Ji / Rhizoma Bletillae
Bletilla

Functions:

1. Restrains leakage of blood and stops bleeding; addresses coughing of blood, vomiting blood, and traumatic bleeding

2. Reduces swelling and generates flesh; treats sores, ulcers, anal fissures, and chapped skin

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Bai Ji / Rhizoma Bletillae
Bletilla

Channels:

Bai Ji / Rhizoma Bletillae
Bletilla

Channels: Lung, Stomach, Liver

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Bai Ji / Rhizoma Bletillae
Bletilla

Special Characteristics:

Use powder form and take with cold water; decoction will turn out like glue

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Xue Yu Tan / Crinis Carbonisatus
Charred Human Hair

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Xue Yu Tan / Crinis Carbonisatus
Charred Human Hair

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Bitter

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Xue Yu Tan / Crinis Carbonisatus
Charred Human Hair

Functions:

1. Restrains leakage of blood, stops bleeding, and transforms blood stasis; widely used for various bleeding such as vomiting blood, coughing of blood, nosebleed, blood in the stool or urine, and uterine bleeding

2. Promotes urination; treats Lin syndrome, especially bloody Lin syndrome

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Xue Yu Tan / Crinis Carbonisatus
Charred Human Hair

Channels:

Xue Yu Tan / Crinis Carbonisatus
Charred Human Hair

Channels: Heart, Liver, Kidney

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Ou Jie / Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Lotus Node

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Properties:

Ou Jie / Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Lotus Node

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet, Astringent

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Ou Jie / Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Lotus Node

Functions:

1. Restrains leakage of blood, stops bleeding, and transforms blood stasis; used for many types of bleeding. Most often used for bleeding associated with heat in the Lung or Stomach with vomiting or coughing of blood, or nosebleed

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Ou Jie / Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Lotus Node

Channels:

Ou Jie / Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Lotus Node

Channels: Lung, Stomach, Liver

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Ou Jie / Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Lotus Node

Special Characteristics:

Raw herb can stop bleeding and transform blood stasis; charred herb is used only for stopping bleeding

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San Qi / Radix Notoginseng
Notoginseng

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San Qi / Radix Notoginseng
Notoginseng

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

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San Qi / Radix Notoginseng
Notoginseng

Functions:

1. Restrains leakage of blood, stops bleeding, and transforms blood stasis; vomiting blood, coughing of blood, nosebleed, blood in urine or stool, uterine bleeding and traumatic bleeding

2. Reduces swelling and alleviates pain; treats traumatic injuries with swelling and pain due to blood stasis

3. Recently used for angina

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San Qi / Radix Notoginseng
Notoginseng

Channels:

San Qi / Radix Notoginseng
Notoginseng

Channels: Liver, Stomach, Large Intestine

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San Qi / Radix Notoginseng
Notoginseng

Special Characteristics:

Especially proper for bleeding with blood stagnation

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Qian Cao Gen / Radix Rubiae
Madder Root

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Properties:

Qian Cao Gen / Radix Rubiae
Madder Root

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Bitter

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Qian Cao Gen / Radix Rubiae
Madder Root

Functions:

1. Cools the blood and stops bleeding; addresses vomiting blood, nosebleed, coughing of blood, blood in the stool or urine, uterine bleeding, or any kind of bleeding due to blood heat

2. Invigorates the blood and unblocks the channels; treats amenorrhea due to blood stasis, traumatic injuries, and Bi syndrome

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Qian Cao Gen / Radix Rubiae
Madder Root

Channels:

Qian Cao Gen / Radix Rubiae
Madder Root

Channels: Heart, Liver

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Qian Cao Gen / Radix Rubiae
Madder Root

Special Characteristics:

Use charred to help stop bleeding; use in raw form to invigorate the blood. Good for early, heavy, or lingering period

44

Pu Huang / Pollen Typhae
Cattail Pollen

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Pu Huang / Pollen Typhae
Cattail Pollen

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet, Acrid

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Pu Huang / Pollen Typhae
Cattail Pollen

Functions:

1. Stops bleeding; addresses various forms of bleeding whether there is stasis or not

2. Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis; treats chest pain, postpartum abdominal pain, and menstrual pain due to blood stasis

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Pu Huang / Pollen Typhae
Cattail Pollen

Channels:

Pu Huang / Pollen Typhae
Cattail Pollen

Channels: Liver, Heart, Spleen

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Pu Huang / Pollen Typhae
Cattail Pollen

Special Characteristics:

Use in raw form to dispel blood stasis; use toasted to stop bleeding

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Ai Ye / Folium Artemisiae Argyi
Mugwort Leaf

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Properties:

Ai Ye / Folium Artemisiae Argyi
Mugwort Leaf

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Bitter, Acrid

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Ai Ye / Folium Artemisiae Argyi
Mugwort Leaf

Functions:

1. Warms the channels and stops bleeding; addresses bleeding due to deficient cold and can especially warm the Lower Jiao (and uterus) for prolonged menstrual bleeding and uterine bleeding. Also used for vomiting due to Middle Jiao deficient cold

2. Disperses cold and alleviates pain; treats dysmenorrheal, infertility, and epigastric and abdominal pain due to deficient cold

3. Warms to the uterus and calms the fetus; treats restless fetus, lower abdominal pain, and vaginal bleeding as in threatened miscarriage

4. Topically used for skin itching from eczema

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Ai Ye / Folium Artemisiae Argyi
Mugwort Leaf

Channels:

Ai Ye / Folium Artemisiae Argyi
Mugwort Leaf

Channels: Spleen, Liver, Kidney

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Ai Ye / Folium Artemisiae Argyi
Mugwort Leaf

Special Characteristics:

Stops bleeding due to cold.

Use in raw form to warm the channels and alleviate pain; used charred to stop bleeding