Biota Tops (Cebaiye)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Cacumen Biotae|
|Botanical Name:||Biota orientalis (L.) Endl.|
|Common Name:||Biota tops
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The leafy twigs are gathered all year round. They are dried in a shady place and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, astringent and slightly cold|
|Meridian:||Lung, liver, and large intestine|
|Functions:||To cool blood and stop bleeding|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Hemorrhages due to extravasation of blood by heat manifested as cough with blood, vomiting with blood, epistaxis, hematuria and uterine bleeding.
*Use with Japanese thistle (Daji), Small thistle (Xiaoji) and Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen).
2. Hemorrhages due to deficiency and cold.
*Use with Mugwort leaf (Aiye).