Names Of Da Ji


Da Ji TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Japanese Thistle
  • Pinyin Name: Da Ji
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Our Database Has 15 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Stop Bleeding Category

How Is Da Ji Used Clinically?

Da Ji Usages and Indications

  • Cools the blood, stops bleeding due to reckless movement of hot blood - nosebleed, vomiting blood, blood in urine or stool, uterine bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Reduces swelling, generates flesh - topically for carbuncles, sores, swellings.
  • Internal abscesses - intestinal, lung.
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
  • Nephritis, hematuria.
  • Can be used alone for hypertension, particularly from liver heat or liver fire, but can be used in conjunction with other formulas.
  • Studies have shown benefits for pancreatic beta cells - pancreatic cancer, diabetes.

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Use with caution and only under direct supervision with pregnancy.
  • Use with caution when signs of stomach and/or spleen deficiency are present - particularly watery stools.
  • Use with caution in patients with no or limited signs of blood stagnation. 
  • As Da Ji contains vitamin K it may reduce the effect of certain blood thinners.  While it isn't necessarily to be avoided, it should be used with caution on patients using drugs such as warfarin.
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How Is Da Ji Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Da Ji

  • Dosage: 4.5-15g
  • Fresh: 30-60g
  • Available in our store in granules - da xiao ji - 100 gram Cirsium granules

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