Chishao

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Moving Xue
09-MX-06

Danshen / Chuanxiong / Yanhusuo / Yujin / Jianghuang / Chishao / Yimucao / Honghua / Taoren / Moyao / Niuxi

Rx Paeoniae Rubrae/ Chishao


CHINESE  : CHISHAO
LATIN  : Rx Paeoniae Rubrae
ENGLISH  : Red Peony
TRIVIAL  : Red Peony

CATEGORY  : Moving Xue
Properties : Sour, bitter. Slightly cold
Channels : Li, Sp


ACTIONS
Moves and cools Xue. Invigorates Xue, dispels Xue stasis. Clears Heat. Clears Li Fire.
Rx Paeoniae Lactiflorae/Baishao tonifies Xue and Yin, relaxes spasms.
Rx Paeoniae Rubrae/Chishao cools Xue, dispels Xue stasis.
They both treat constrained Li Qi and pain and swelling due to trauma.


INDICATIONS
Heat entering the Xue level: fever, purple tongue, skin-blotches, bleeding due to reckless movement of hot blood.
Constrained Li Qi: anger, red swollen painful eyes, red face, hot during menstruation.
Swelling due to trauma. Heals scars and old wounds. Sharp pain, lumps, tumors.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Xue xu.

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