Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Herbs that Regulate Blood – Stops Bleeding

Stop Bleeding Actions: cools blood, astringing (holding in), resolve blood stag, warm channels.
(Never use alone, used with herbs for underlying problem)

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Da Ji
(Big Thistle)

Cools the blood & stops bleeding (Hot Blood)
Carbuncles, sores, swelling. (can be applied topically)

Sweet
Cool

LIV
SP

ST/SP Cold from Xu

Bai Ji
Bletilla Tuber)

Restrains leakage of blood/ Stops bleeding
Major Coughing/Vomiting blood herb

Bitter
Sweet
Cool

LU
ST
LIV

Counteracts with Wu Tou & Fu Zi

San Qi
(Notoginseng)

Stops Bleeding & transform blood stag
Moves Blood, Traumatic Injury
Chest/AB Px

Sweet
Slightly bitter
Warm

LIV
ST
LI

Blood Xu

Ai Ye
(Mugward Leaf)

Warms womb & stops bleeding/calms Fetus
Disperses Cold & alleviates Px
Menses Px (cold)
Cold Bleeding

Bitter
Acrid
Warm

SP
LIV
KID

Heat in Blood
Yin Xu

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