Cattail Pollen (Puhuang)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Pollen Typhae|
|Botanical Name:||Typha orientalis Presl
Typha angustifolia L.
|Common Name:||Cattail pollen, Bullrush pollen|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The pollen is gathered in May or June.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and neutral
|Meridian:||Liver and pericardium
|Functions:||To stop bleeding
To release stagnation and stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Hemorrhages manifested as cough with blood, vomiting with blood, hematuria, blood stool and uterine bleeding.
*Use with Agrimony (Xianhecao), Eclipta (Mohanlian) and Biota tops (Cebaiye).
2. Hemorrhage caused by external injuries.
*Use alone and dry for external use.
3. Blood stagnation manifested as cardiac pain, abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea or postpartum abdominal pain.
*Use with Trogopterus dung (Wulingzhi) in the formula Shixiao San.
|Cautions:||The carbonized herb is effective in stopping bleeding; the raw herb is used for releasing stagnation and stopping pain.|