Ou Jie - Lotus Rhizome Nodes

TCM Materia Medica

Ou Jie TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "ou jie" which in english is Ou Jie herb"lotus rhizome nodes", is categorized within the "herbs that stop bleeding" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver, lung and stomach channels and exhibits neutral (ping) 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:

  • Dosage: 9-15g
  • Fresh: 30-60g

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

  • Stops bleeding, breaks up blood stasis - used for many types of bleeding especially due to lung and stomach heat - vomiting blood, coughing blood.

As noted above, ou jie 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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