Chinese Rose Flower (Yue Ji Hua)

月季花
Chinese rose flower (Yuejihua)

Pharmaceutical Name: Flos Rosae chinensis

Botanical Name: Rosa chinensis Jacq.

Common Name: Chinese rose flower

Source of Earliest Record: Bencao Gangmu

Part Used: The flower buds are gathered in June or July in fair weather. Then the buds are opened and dried in the shade.

Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and warm

Meridians: Liver

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To invigorate blood and regulate menstruation.
2. To reduce swelling

Indications:
1. Qi and blood stagnation in the liver manifested as irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea. Chinese rose flower (Yuejihua) is used with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Red sage root (Danshen) and Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu).

2. Scrofula and swellings. Chinese rose flower (Yuejihua) is used with Prunella spike (Xiakucao), Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu) and Oyster shell (Muli).

Dosage: 3-6 g

Cautions & Contraindications: Excessive use of this herb may cause diarrhea. It should be used with caution in cases with weakness of the spleen and stomach. It is also contraindicated during pregnancy.

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