Dragon's Blood (Xuejie)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Sanguis Draconis|
|Botanical Name:||Daemonorops draco Bl.|
|Common Name:||Calamus Gum
|Source of Earliest Record:||Xinxiu Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The red resinous secretion from the fruit and stem is collected during the summer. It is heated or steamed into a solid resin, then pounded into powder.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, salty, and neutral|
|Meridian:||Heart and liver|
|Functions:||To stop bleeding and promote the healing of wounds
To invigorate blood and remove stagnation
To stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Hemorrhages due to external injuries.
*Can be taken alone for external use, or it can be combined with Cattail pollen (Puhuang).
2. Chronic ulcers.
*Use with Frankincense (Ruxiang) and Myrrh (Moyao) for external use.
3. Swelling and pain due to blood stagnation caused by external injuries.
*Use with Frankincense (Ruxiang) and Myrrh (Moyao) in the formula Qili San.
|Dosage:||1-1.5 g in pill form|
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in the absence of signs of blood stagnation.|