Campsis Flower (Lingxiaohua)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Campsis|
|Botanical Name:||Campsis grandiflora (Thunb.) K. Schum.|
|Common Name:||Campsis flower|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The flowers are gathered in full bloom. They are then dried in the shade.
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and slightly cold
|Meridian:||Liver and pericardium|
|Functions:||To release stagnation and clear the meridians
To cool the blood and dispel wind
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Amenorrhea caused by blood stagnation.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Safflower (Honghua), Red peony (Chishao) and Siphonostegia (Liujinu).
2. General itching due to endogenous wind caused by excessive heat in the blood.
*Use with Moutan bark (Mudanpi), Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang), Tribulus fruit (Baijili) and Cicada slough (Chantui).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy.