Nature: bitter, astringent, neutral
Enters: Liver, Stomach, Heart, Kidney
Actions: Stops bleeding; promotes blood circulation; promotes urination; mildly nourishes Yin.
• Many forms of bleeding, including hemoptysis, hematuria, hemafecia, and especially uterine bleeding and epistaxis.
• Dysuria, hematuria.
• Usually taken as powder.
• For epistaxis, a small amount of the powder may be blown into the nasal cavity.
• Topical: trauma, pain, bleeding.
• Most Westerners are averse to the smell and idea of this medicine.