Xue Jie - Dragons Blood

TCM Materia Medica

Xue Jie TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "xue jie" which in english is "dragons blood", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and liver channels and exhibits neutral (ping), salty (xian) 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: 0.3-1.5g

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

  • Dispels blood stasis, relieves pain - traumatic injury, fractures, contusion, sprains, bruising.
  • Stops bleeding (topically) - external injury.
  • Protects decay of ulcer's surface, generates flesh - chronic non-healing sores.

Xue Jie has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during Pregnancy.

As noted above, xue jie is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... for blood stasis - pain, abscesses and ulcers, abdominal masses. )".

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