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Moving Xue
09-MX-08

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

Fl Carthami Tinctorii/ Honghua


CHINESE : HONGHUA
LATIN : Fl Carthami Tinctorii
ENGLISH : Carthamus
TRIVIAL : Safflower

CATEGORY : Moving Xue
Properties : Acrid. Warm
Channels : Ht, Li


ACTIONS
Congealed Xue whole body, slightly tonifies Xue. Invigorates Xue, unblocks menstruation, dispels bloodstasis, alleviates pain.
Used in large dosis: dispelling congealed blood. Used in small dosis: harmonizes blood.
More suitable for deficiency than S. Persicus/Taoren).


INDICATIONS
Non-suppurative sores, carbuncles, dark purplish erythema. Incomplete expression of measles, rash or Bi of the chest due to congealed blood. Congealed blood wounds and pains.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
During pregnancy.

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