Sophora ( 槐花米 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Sophora Japonicae Immaturus

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Huai Hua Mi

Common English Name

Sophora

Part of Plant Used

Flower

Nature

Cool

Taste

Bitter

Meridians Entered

Liver, Large Intestine

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas to treat bleeding hemorrhoids, coughing up of blood, nosebleeds, and uterine bleeding (TCM: damp-heat conditions; damp heat in Large Intestine); also used to treat intestinal ulceration, headache, high blood pressure, red eyes, and dizziness (TCM: Liver heat).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Cools Blood and stops bleeding; cools Liver.

Common Formulas Used In

Prunella and Scutellaria

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Use with caution where there is a cold deficiency in Spleen or Stomach.



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