The TCM herb "qian cao gen" which in english is "rubia root", is categorized within the "herbs that stop bleeding" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and liver channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) 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:
As noted above, qian cao gen 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. )".