TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "hong hua" which in english is "safflower flower", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and liver channels and exhibits acrid and warm (wen) 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:
Hong Hua has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Hong Hua may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) and/or dizziness (vertigo)
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, hong hua is generally included in the following 10 formulas:
As noted above, hong hua is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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