art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
The leafy twigs are gathered all year round. They are dried in a shady place and cut into pieces.
Properties and Taste:
Bitter, astringent and slightly cold
Lung, liver, and large intestine
To cool blood and stop bleeding
Indications and Combinations:
1. Hemorrhages due to extravasation of blood by heat manifested as cough with blood, vomiting with blood, epistaxis, hematuria and uterine bleeding. *Use with Japanese thistle (Daji), Small thistle (Xiaoji) and Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen).
2. Hemorrhages due to deficiency and cold. *Use with Mugwort leaf (Aiye).