Burnet Root (Diyu)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Radix Sanguisorbae|
|Botanical Name:||Sanguisorba officinalis L.|
|Common Name:||Sanguisorba root
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The roots are dug in spring or autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the roots are then cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, sour and slightly cold
|Meridian:||Liver, stomach and large intestine
|Functions:||To cool blood and stop bleeding
To dispel toxins and promote healing of ulcers
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Hemorrhages due to extravasation of blood by heat:
a) Uterine bleeding.
*Use with fried Cattail pollen (Puhuang), Scutellaria root (Huangqin) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang).
b) Hemorrhages, bleeding and dysentery.
*Use with Sophora flower (Huaihua), Coptis root (Huanglian) and Costus root (Muxiang).
*If the resulting manifestation is tenesmus, used with Costus root (Muxiang) in the formula Xiang Lian Wan.
2. Burns, eczema, ulcers of the skin.
*Use with Coptis root (Huanglian) for external use.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated for large burns. The ointment made from the herb may cause a toxic infection after absorption by the body.|