|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Rosae rugosae|
|Botanical Name:||Rosa rugosa Thunb.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shiwu Bencao|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The flowers or flower buds are gathered between April and June, then baked before using.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, slightly bitter and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver and spleen|
|Functions:||To regulate Qi and reduce stagnation
To remove blood stagnation
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Qi stagnation in the liver and stomach manifested as costal pain, epigastric distension and stomach pain.
*Use with Finger citron (Foshou), Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu) and Curcuma root (Yujin).
2. Qi stagnation in the liver and blood manifested as irregular menstruation and distension and pain in the breasts before the menstruation period.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong), White peony root (Baishao) and Bugleweed (Zelan).
3. Blood stasis and pain caused by external injuries.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Corydalis tuber (Yanhusuo) and Red peony (Chishao).