|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Siphonostegiae
Herba Artemisiae Anomalae
|Botanical Name:||Artemisia anomala S. Moore
Siphonostegia chinensis Benth.
|Source of Earliest Record:||Xinxiu Bencao|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The whole plant is gathered in August or September and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and warm|
|Meridian:||Heart and spleen|
|Functions:||To invigorate blood and open the channels
To stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Blood stagnation manifested as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain or swelling and pain due to external injuries.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Corydalis tuber (Yanhusuo) and Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong).
2. Hemorrhages and pain due to external injuries.
*Use powder form alone, externally.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy.|