Herbs That Stop Bleeding - Functional Grouping Relationships

Herbs That Stop Bleeding - General Concepts

  • Useful for uterine bleeding, excess menses, bleeding from trauma, vomiting of blood, nose bleeds, and blood in the urine.

Herbs That Stop Bleeding - Section Summary

The Herbs That Stop Bleeding Grouping Has 15 Herbs In Our Database

Ai Ye

  • Mugwort Leaf, Moxa
    • Warms the womb and stops bleeding - useful in cases of prolonged menstrual bleeding and uterine bleeding due to cold from deficiency patterns.
    • Warms the womb and pacifies the fetus - restless fetus syndrome, lower abdominal pain (menstrual), vaginal bleeding as in threatened miscarriage, infertility due to cold womb.
    • Used often as moxibustion for tonification and the movement of qi stagnation.

Bai Ji

  • Bletilla Rhizome
    • Stops bleeding from the lungs and stomach - vomiting and/or coughing of blood, nosebleed.
    • Reduces swelling and generates flesh - topically for sores, chapped skin, skin ulcers, especially for chronic, nonhealing ulcers.
  • Cautions

Bai Mao Gen

  • Wolly Grass Root
    • Cools blood and stops bleeding - blood in urine, nosebleed, vomiting blood, coughing blood.
    • Clears heat and promotes urination - hot painful urination with edema and difficult urination.
    • Clears heat from the stomach and lungs - nausea and thirst due to stomach heat or wheezing due to lung heat.

Ce Bai Ye

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  • Biota Leaves
    • Cools blood, stops bleeding - vomiting blood, bleeding gums, coughing blood, blood in the stool or urine, uterine bleeding, bloody dysentery.
    • Stops cough, expels phlegm - lung heat patterns (cough w/phlegm), thick bloody sputum that is difficult to expectorate.
    • Promote healing of burns - topically in powdered form for early stages.

Da Ji

  • Japanese Thistle
    • 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
  • Pregnancy
    • 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.

Di Yu

  • Bloodwort Root
    • Cools the blood, stops bleeding in lower burner due to damp heat - bloody dysentery, bleeding hemorrhoids, uterine bleeding.
    • Clears heat and generates flesh - topically for burns, carbuncles.

Huai Hua Mi

  • Pagoda Tree Bud
    • Cools the blood, stops bleeding - damp-heat in the large intestine - bloody dysentery, bleeding hemorrhoids.
    • Cools liver fire - red eyes, dizziness.

Jiang Xiang

  • Dalbergia Heartwood
    • Disperses blood stasis, stops bleeding - internal injuries due to trauma, fracture.
    • Invigorates blood, promotes qi movement - epigastric and abdominal pain.

Ou Jie

Pu Huang

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  • Cattail Pollen, Bulrush
    • Stops bleeding (external and internal) - traumatic injury, uterine bleeding, vomiting blood, nosebleed, coughing blood, blood in urine or stool.
    • Invigorate blood, dispels stasis - chest pain, postpartum abdominal pain, menstrual pain due to blood stasis.
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy

Qian Cao Gen

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  • Rubia Root
    • Cools the blood to stop bleeding - vomiting blood, nosebleed, coughing blood, blood in stool, uterine bleeding, any bleeding due to hot blood.
    • Invigorates blood to dispel blood stasis - pain associated with blood stasis, especially chest and flank pain, trauma, joint pain, early stage of carbuncles.

San Qi (Tian Qi)

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  • Pseudoginseng Root
    • Stops bleeding, transforms blood stasis - internal and external bleeding such as vomiting blood, nosebleed, blood in the urine or stool.
    • Can stop bleeding without causing blood stasis.
    • Traumatic injuries - alleviate pain, reduce swelling from falls, fracture, sprains.
    • Invigorates the blood - chest and abdominal pain, joint pain from blood stasis.
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy

Xian He Cao

  • Agrimony Grass
    • Stops bleeding due to cold, heat, excess, or deficiency patterns - vomiting blood, coughing blood, nosebleed, bleeding gums, blook in the urine, uterine bleeding.
    • Alleviates diarrhea, dysentery.
    • Kills parasites.

Zi Zhu

  • Callicarpa Leaf
    • Stops bleeding, both internally and externally - particularly useful for blood in the urine.
    • Treatment of burns and sores.

Zong Lu Pi

  • Trachycarpus Stipule Fiber
    • Binds and stops bleeding - coughing of blood, blood tinged sputum, nosebleed, blood in the stool, uterine bleeding.

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