Da Ji Japanese Thistle - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Da Ji Names

  • English Name: Japanese Thistle
  • Pinyin Name: Da Ji

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Da Ji Cautions

Contraindication Notes:

  • 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.

Da Ji Clinical 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.

Da Ji Dosage and Prep Notes

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

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