Huai Hua Mi - Pagoda Tree Bud

TCM Materia Medica

Huai Hua Mi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "huai hua mi" which in english is "pagoda tree bud", is categorized within the "herbs that stop bleeding" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine and liver channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cool 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 - damp-heat in the large intestine - bloody dysentery, bleeding hemorrhoids.
  • Cools liver fire - red eyes, dizziness.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, huai hua mi is generally included in the following 2 formulas:

ViewHuai Hua Wan (Sophora Flower Formula)

Hemorrhoids and/or anal fissures, bleeding from the anus (fresh blood in most cases). Ulcerative colitis. Rectal polyps. Rectal prolapse.

ViewJiang Ya Wan (Repress The Blood Pressure Pills)

Hypertension particularly with ascendent yang and heat signs - red face, red tongue, headaches, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, etc.

As noted above, huai hua mi is within the herbs that stop bleeding functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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