Carbonized Petiole of Windmill Palm (Zonglütan)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Petiolus Trachycarpi Carbonisatus|
|Botanical Name:||Trachycarpus Fortunei H.wendl.|
|Common Name:||Carbonized Palm Fiber
Carbonized Petiole of Windmill Palm
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Shiyi|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The palm fiber is gathered in the period of the Winder Solstice (twenty-second solar term, and then it is carbonized.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, astringent, and neutral|
|Meridian:||Lung, liver and large intestine|
|Functions:||To stop bleeding|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Hemorrhages due to extravasation of blood by heat manifested as cough with blood, vomiting with blood, epistaxis, bloody stool and uterine bleeding.
*Use with Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen), Japanese thistle (Daji), small thistle (Xiaoji), and Capejasmine (Zhizi) in the formula Shihui San.
2. Hemorrhages due to deficiency of yang qi leading to failure of the spleen to control blood manifested as uterine bleeding or bloody stool.
*Use with Astragalus root (Huangqi), Ginseng (Renshen) and White atractylodes (Baizhu).