Nature: bitter, astringent, neutral
Enters: Liver, Large Intestine, Lung, Spleen
Actions: Stops bleeding by powerfully astringing.
• Hemoptysis, hemafecia, epistaxis, uterine bleeding without blood stasis.
• Can cause blood stasis – use with a blood mover if there is a risk of stasis.
• Charring increases the herb’s astringent and stabilizing properties.
• The uncharred herb (rarely used) is called Zong lu pi.
Dose: 9-15g (1-1.5g as powder)