TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "pu huang" which in english is "cattail pollen, bulrush", is categorized within the "herbs that stop bleeding" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, liver and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, 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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Pu Huang has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, pu huang is generally included in the following 1 formula:
As noted above, pu huang 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. )".