Di Yu - Bloodwort Root

TCM Materia Medica

Di Yu TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "di yu" which in english is "bloodwort root", is categorized within the "herbs that stop bleeding" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine, liver and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) and sour (suan) 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:

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Cools the blood, stops bleeding in lower burner due to damp heat - bloody dysentery, bleeding hemorrhoids, uterine bleeding.
  • Clears heat and generates flesh - topically for burns, carbuncles.

As noted above, di yu 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. )".

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