Dipsacus ( 续断 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part 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.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Tonifies Liver and Kidneys and strengthens sinews and bones; promotes circulation of Blood; stops uterine bleeding and calms the fetus.
Common Formulas Used In
Tang Gui and Indigo.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is deficient Yin or strong signs of heat.