Monday, September 6, 2010

Ji Guan Hua

This herb looked pretty so I took a picture :)

This is Coxcomb flower
(also pictured in it native environment courtesy of this blog: )

Sweet, Astringent and Cool
Comes under the stabilising and binding category
Enters Liver and Large Intestine
Good for cooling blood, restraining bleed and vaginal discharge
Used for bleeding hemorrhoids, dysentery, vomiting or coughing up blood, painful urinary dribbling, incessant uterine bleeding and red and white vaginal discharge.

As you can see in the first picture there are a mix of red and white flowers. Red are considered good for blood level and white for Qi level treatment.

Bensky et al, 2004, Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica 3rd Edition, Eastland Press, USA

The power of Coxcomb: "the world is so pale next to you"

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