Campsis Flower (Ling Xiao Hua)

凌霄 花

Campsis flower (Lingxiaohua)

Pharmaceutical Name: Flos Campsis

Botanical Name: Campsis grandiflora (Thunb.) K. Schum.

Common Name: Campsis flower

Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing

Part Used: The flowers are gathered in full bloom. They are then dried in the shade.

Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent and slightly cold

Meridians: Liver and pericardium

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To release stagnation and clear the meridians.
2. To cool the blood and dispel wind.

Indications & Combinations:

1. Amenorrhea caused by blood stagnation. Campsis flower (Lingxiaohua) is used with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Safflower (Honghua), Red peony (Chishao) and Siphonostegia (Liujinu).

2. General itching due to endogenous wind caused by excessive heat in the blood. Campsis flower (Lingxiaohua) is used with Moutan bark (Mudanpi), Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang), Tribulus fruit (Baijili) and Cicada slough (Chantui).

Dosage: 3-10 g

Cautions & Contraindications: This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy.

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