Pharmaceutical Name: Herba siphonostegiae. Herba Artemisiae anomalae
Botanical Name: 1. Artemsia anomala S. Moore. 2. Siphonostegia chinensis Benth.
Common Name: Siphonostegia
Source of Earliest Record: Xinxiu Bencao
Part Used: The whole plant is gathered in August or September and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter and warm
Meridians: Heart and spleen
1. To invigorate blood and open the channels.
2. To stop pain.
1. Blood stagnation manifested as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain or swelling and pain due to external injuries. Siphonostegia (Liujinu) is used with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Corydalis tuber (Yanhusuo) and Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong).
2. Hemorrhages and pain due to external injuries. The powder of Siphonostegia (Liujinu) is used alone, externally.
Dosage: 3-10 g
Cautions & Contraindications: This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy.