Pu Huang – Cattail / Typha / Bulrush Pollen

Nature: sweet, astringent, neutral

Enters: Liver, Pericardium, Spleen, Heart

Actions: Promotes blood circulation, dispels blood stasis; stops bleeding by astringing; slightly promotes urination.

Indications:

• Blood stasis pain: chest, abdominal, menstrual , including postpartum abdominal
pain. Recently for angina pectoris.
• Bleeding: hemoptysis, hematemesis, hemafecia, hematuria, epistaxis, uterine
bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding, external trauma.
• Can contract the uterus: for postpartum abdominal pain.
• Lowers cholesterol.
• Probably decreases thrombin time and increases platelet count.
• Use the herb raw to dispel blood stasis and relieve pain.
• Use the herb toasted to stop bleeding.
• If the herb is to be decocted, it should be placed in a tea bag.
Chen: Useful for peptic ulcer.
Hsu: Strong anti-tubercular effect; diuretic.

Dose: 4.5-12g

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