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Chi Shao Yao #1097

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Pin Ying Name: Chi Shao Yao

Chinese Name: 赤芍藥

English Name: Red Peony Root

Latin Name: Paeoniae Rubrae, Radix

Herbs That Invigorate the Blood: Herbs that Clear Heat and Cool the Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sour
Bitter
Slightly Cold
Cool
Liver
Spleen
Heart
4.5-15g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis and relieves pain

  • Blood Stasis with dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, abdominal pain, fixed abdominal masses and varicose veines
  • Traumatic injury with bruising, pain and swelling

Clears Heat and cools the Blood

  • Xue Stage Heat or Blood Heat with fever, a purple tongue, maculae, hemorrhage and Blood Heat gynecological problems

Clears Liver Fire and relieves eye pain

  • Liver Fire with redness, swelling and pain of the eyes

Reduces swelling from sores and abscesses

  • Early stage abscesses and boils
Contraindications
  • Do not use for those with diarrhea.
  • Do not use postpartum if the lochia has already passed.
  • Do not use if the abdominal pain has already ceased.
  • Do not use if sores have already perforated.
  • Use caution with Blood Deficiency.
  • Use caution with Deficiency Cold.