Nature: bitter, warm
Enters: Heart, Spleen
Actions: Dispels blood stasis; unblocks menstruation; alleviates pain.
• Blood stasis: amenorrhea, post partum abdominal pain; falls, fractures, contusions, sprains.
• Acute viral hepatitis: icteric or anicteric phase. Rapidly improves the appetite.
• Topical: as a powder/ointment for contusions, bleeding from wounds, and especially burns. In one study, an ointment made from the herb was beneficial in treating all 24 cases of second- and third-degree burns, with healing occurring in three days to three weeks.