Rubia Root (Qiancao)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Radix Rubiae|
|Botanical Name:||Rubia Cordifolia L.|
|Common Name:||Madder Root
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The roots are dug in spring or autumn, and cleaned and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and cold|
|Functions:||To cool blood and stop bleeding
To invigorate blood circulation and release stagnation
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Hemorrhages due to extravasation of blood by heat.
*Use with Japanese thistle (Daji), Small thistle (Xiaoji) and Biota tops (Cebaiye).
2. Amenorrhea caused by blood stagnation.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) and Cyperus rubber (Xiangfu).
3. Blood stasis and pain caused by external injuries.
*Use with Safflower (Honghua), Chinese angelica root (Danggui) and Red peony (Chishao).
4. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome (painful joints).
*Use with Spatholobus stem (Jixueteng) and Futokadsura stem (Haifengteng).