Sophora flower (Huaihua)
Pharmaceutical Name: Flos Sophorae
Botanical Name: Sophora japonica L.
Common Name: Sophora flower, Pagoda tree flower
Source of Earliest Record: Rihuazi Bencao
Part Used: The flower buds are gathered in June or July and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter and slightly cold
Meridians: Liver and large intestine
To cool blood and stop bleeding
Hemorrhages due to extravasation of blood by heat: a) dysentery and bleeding due to hemorrhoidsSophora flower (Huaihua) is used with Burnet root (Diyu). b) cough with blood and epistaxisSophora flower (Huaihua) is used with Biota tops (Cebaiye), Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen) and Agrimony (Xianhecao).
Dosage: 10-15 g