TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "da ji" which in english is "japanese thistle", is categorized within the "herbs that stop bleeding" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and spleen channels and exhibits cool and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Da Ji has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. Da Ji, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence heat in the blood, liver and gallbladder damp heat and/or liver fire.
Da Ji may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: diabetes type i, diabetes type ii, hypertension (high blood pressure), jaundice, menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), nephrotic syndrome, nosebleed (epistaxis), pancreatic cancer and/or uterine bleeding
As noted above, da ji is within the herbs that stop bleeding functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... useful for uterine bleeding, excess menses, bleeding from trauma, vomiting of blood, nose bleeds, and blood in the urine. )".