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  • Ai Ye (Raw)

    Ai Ye (Raw) (Artemisiae argyi Folium)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Dispels cold-damp, stops pain due to cold, stops bleeding and calms the fetus. Also stops itching due to dampness (especially applied externally with other herbs to stop itch such as Di Fu Zi or Bai Xian Pi).

  • Bai Ji

    Bai Ji (Rhizoma Bletillae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, cool, Astringent
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Restrains to stop bleeding, reduces swelling. Generates flesh when applied topically for sores, ulcers and to reduce swelling. Especially good for chronic non-healing ulcers.
    Additional Notes: Often powdered and taken at the same time as the decoction rather than directly decocting, as it makes decoctions very thick and viscous, especially in higher doses. If prescribed we will bag herb individually to be taken separately. Inform your patient. Expensive.

  • Bai Mao Gen

    Bai Mao Gen (Rhizoma Imperatae)
    Properties: sweet, cold, slippery
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Small Intestine, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Cools blood, stops bleeding, clears heat in the Lungs and Stomach, promotes urination. Especially indicated for nosebleeds and blood in the urine.

  • Ce Bai Ye (Raw)

    Ce Bai Ye (Raw) (Cacumen Biotae)
    Properties: bitter, Astringent, slightly cold
    Channels: Lungs, Liver, Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Cools heat, inhibits bleeding due to blood heat, stops cough, expels phlegm. Also promotes healing of burns (applied externally in powder). Also often used for hair loss.

  • Di Yu (Raw)

    Di Yu (Raw) (Radix Sanguisorbae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Large Intestine, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools heat in the blood, stops bleeding (especially lower body), resolves toxicity, restrains and inhibits. Also generates flesh if applied externally, so often used for burns.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer Di Yu Tan (charred Di Yu) which reduces its cold nature and greatly increases its astringent inhibiting qualities for a stronger blood-stopping effect. If charred is desired please select Di Yu (Tan) from the herbs list.

  • Di Yu (Tan)

    Di Yu (Tan) (Radix Sanguisorbae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Large Intestine, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools heat in the blood, stops bleeding (especially lower body), resolves toxicity, restrains and inhibits. Also generates flesh if applied externally, so often used for burns.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. Charring Di Yu reduces its cold nature and greatly increases its astringent inhibiting qualities for a stronger blood-stopping effect. If raw is desired please select Di Yu (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Hua Rui Shi

    Hua Rui Shi (Ophicalcitum)
    Properties: sour, Astringent, neutral
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, disperses blood stasis.
    Additional Notes: Do not use in pregnancy.

  • Huai Hua Mi (Chao)

    Huai Hua Mi (Chao) (Flos Immaturus Sophorae)
    Properties: bitter, cool
    Channels: Liver, Large Intestine.
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, clears heat, stops bleeding. Also cools Liver and brightens the eyes.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We offer both raw and dry-fried Huai Hua Mi, the latter is less cold but goes directly into the blood and is better at stopping bleeding. The raw and dry-fried forms are often combined. If raw is desired please select Huai Hua Mi (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Huai Hua Mi (Raw)

    Huai Hua Mi (Raw) (Flos Immaturus Sophorae)
    Properties: bitter, cool
    Channels: Liver, Large Intestine.
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, clears heat, stops bleeding. Also cools Liver and brightens the eyes.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer dry-fried Huai Hua Mi, which is less cold but goes directly into the blood and is better at stopping bleeding. The raw and dry-fried forms are often combined. If dry-fried is desired please select Huai Hua Mi (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Ou Jie (Raw)

    Ou Jie (Raw) (Nodus Rhizomatis Nelumbinis)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, removes blood stasis, but also astringent.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We most commonly dispense charred Ou Jie. To make charred Ou Jie we wash the lotus nodes thoroughly as they are often quite dirty, then we char which is better to stop bleeding while reducing somewhat its stasis-removing effects. In this form it is very useful for bleeding in pregnancy due to blood stasis. Usual dose 15-30g. If you would prefer the charred version please select Ou Jie (Tan) from the herbs list.

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  • Ou Jie (Tan)

    Ou Jie (Tan) (Nodus Rhizomatis Nelumbinis)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, removes blood stasis, but also astringent.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. We wash the lotus nodes thoroughly as they are often quite dirty, then we char them which is better to stop bleeding while reducing somewhat its stasis-removing effects. In this form it is very useful for bleeding in pregnancy due to blood stasis. Usual dose 15-30g. If you would prefer the raw version please select Ou Jie (Raw) from the herbs list.

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  • Pu Huang (Raw)

    Pu Huang (Raw) (Pollen Typhae)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, neutral, slippery
    Channels: Liver, Heart, Pericardium, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, removes blood stasis, promotes urination (e.g. in hot painful urinary dribbling).

  • Qian Cao Gen

    Qian Cao Gen (Radix Rubiae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Cools blood, stops bleeding, removes blood stasis. Also disperses wind-damp to help painful joints. Can cool Liver and transform phlegm to treat chronic stubborn cough with pain in the chest from Liver heat affecting Lungs.

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  • San Qi

    San Qi (Radix Pseudoginseng)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, warm
    Channels: Liver, Stomach, Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding without causing blood stasis, transforms blood stasis, reduces swelling and stops pain.
    Additional Notes: Expensive. Do not use in pregnancy unless there is clearly blood stasis causing bleeding, and a milder herb such as Ou Jie Tan would not be sufficient.

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  • Xian He Cao

    Xian He Cao (Herba Agrimoniae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Binds and inhibits bleeding, restrains leakage of blood, alleviates diarrhea, kills parasites (especially trichomonas vaginitis and tapeworm). Use in a wash to apply externally for trichomonas vaginitis. Also used as a qi tonic, and the book A Walk along the River says some doctors use it as a “herbal steroid without the side-effects of steroids”. For bleeding, it is a useful addition to the formula Gui Pi Tang.

  • Xiao Ji

    Xiao Ji (Herba Cirsii)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Liver, Heart
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, stops bleeding, promotes urination. Also good for damp-heat jaundice, hepatitis and high blood pressure.

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