Chinese Rose Flower (Yuejihua)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Rosae Chinensis|
|Botanical Name:||Rosa Chinensis Jacq.|
|Common Name:||Chinese Rose Flower|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The flower buds are gathered in June or July in fair weather. Then the buds are opened and dried in the shade.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and warm|
|Functions:||To invigorate blood and regulate menstruation
To reduce swelling
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Qi and blood stagnation in the liver manifested as irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Red sage root (Danshen) Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu).
2. Scrofula and swellings.
*Use with Prunella spike (Xiakucao), Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu) and Oyster shell (Muli).
|Cautions:||Excessive use of this herb may cause diarrhea. It should be used with caution in cases with weakness of the spleen and stomach. It is also contraindicated during pregnancy.