Siphonostegia (Liu Ji Nu)

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Siphonostegia (Liujinu)

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

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To invigorate blood and open the channels.

2. To stop pain.

Indications:
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.

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