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Hong Hua #1148

Pin Ying Name: Hong Hua

Chinese Name: 紅花

English Name: Safflower

Latin Name: Carthami, Flos

Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Slightly Bitter
Sweet
Warm
LukeWarm
Heart
Liver
Lung
3-10g 12-15g (Larg e Dose) 0.9-1.5g (Harmonizing Blood)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, opens the channels, unblocks menstruation and alleviates pain

  • Blood Stasis, especially in women for gynecological problems such as abdominal pain, amenorrhea, postpartum dizziness, retained lochia and abdominal masses
  • Trauma, non suppurative sores, carbuncles and dark, purplish erythema
  • Incomplete expression of rash of measles
  • Chest Bi due to Blood Stasis
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with any bleeding disorder, such as hemorrhagic disease, menorrhagia or peptic ulcer.
  • Overdose can cause continuous bleeding.
  • Caution, this herb may cause weight loss.