Da Ji – Japanese Thistle – Circinum – “Big Thistle”

Nature: sweet, cool

Enters: Liver, Spleen

Actions: Cools the blood; stops bleeding; reduces swelling; generates flesh at sores.

• Heat in the blood: epistaxis, hematemesis, hematuria, hemafecia, uterine bleeding.
• Especially effective for vomiting or coughing of blood.
• Topical: for carbuncles, sores, swellings.
• Lowers blood pressure (usually 10-20 mm Hg diastolic).

Dose: 4.5-15g

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