Carthamus Flower ( 红花 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Carthami Tinctorii

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Hong Hua 红花

Common English Name

Safflower

Part of Plant Used

Flower

Nature

Warm

Taste

Acrid

Meridians Entered

Heart, Liver

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas to treat menstrual imbalances and pain, lack of menstrual blood flow, postbirth abdominal pain, and traumatic injuries (TCM: stagnant and congealed Blood).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Invigorates Blood and promotes menstruation; dispels Congealed Blood and alleviates pain; harmonizes Blood.

Common Formulas Used In

Pseudoginseng and Dragon Blood.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use during pregnancy.



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