Xiao Ji – Small Thistle – Cephalanoplos

Nature: sweet, cool

Enters: Heart, Liver, Spleen

Actions: Cools the blood; stops bleeding; eliminates toxicity; slightly promotes urination.

• Heat and toxicity: boils, carbuncles.
• Heat in the blood: epistaxis, hematemesis, hemoptysis, uterine bleeding, and especially hematuria.
• Not as strong as Da ji.
Hong-Yen Hsu (Oriental Materia Medica): Hypotensive, antibacterial.

Dose: 4.5-15g

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