Dipsacus ( 续断 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Dipsacus is renowned for its healing effects in treating fractures and other
injuries, and may be used both internally and externally for those conditions.
It is also used in formulas to treat soreness of the lower back and legs
due to weakness, and to treat complications of pregnancy that also are due
to weakness, including bleeding and threatened miscarriage.
Usages and Functions
Tonifies Liver and Kidneys and strengthens sinews and bones; promotes circulation
of Blood; stops uterine bleeding and calms the fetus.
Formulas Used In
Tang Gui and Indigo.
Do not use this herb where there is deficient Yin or strong signs of heat.