Small Thistle (Xiaoji)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Cirsii Segeti|
|Botanical Name:||Cirsium Segetum Bge.|
|Common Name:||Small Thistle|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The aerial parts of the plant and its rhizome are harvested in summer when the thistle is flowering. Then they are cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and cool|
|Meridian:||Heart and liver|
|Functions:||To cool blood and stop bleeding
To promote urination
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Hemorrhages due to extravasation of blood by heat.
*Use with Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen), Cattail pollen (Puhuang) and Biota tops (Cebaiye).
2. Bloody urine, painful urination.
*Use with Lotus node (Oujie), Talc (Huashi) and Clematis stem (Mutong) in the formula Xiaoji Yinzi.
|Dosage:||10-15 g (30-60 for fresh herb)|