Hong Hua

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Name: Safflower (紅花)

Pinyin: Hong Hua

Pharm. Name: Flos Carthami






Acrid, Slightly Bitter, Sweet

Activate blood and dredge meridians, dispel stasis, and alleviate pain.

Heart, Liver, Lung

3-10g, 12-15g (Large Dose) 0.9-1.5g



This herb is an excellent herb for activating blood and dredging meridians, and dispelling stasis, and relieving pain. It is a commonly used herb in treating blood stasis in gynecology and obstetrics. It is used singly or combined with blood-activating and nourishing and meridian-dredging herbs such as Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong, and Tao Ren. For instance, for dysmenorrhea caused by blood stasis, it is decocted with wine in Hong Lan Hua Jiu from Jin Kui Yao Lue. For amenorrhea due to stagnant blood, it is combined with Dang Gui, Chi Shao, and Tao Ren, etc. in Tao Hong Si Wu Tang from Yi Zong Jin Jian. This herb also has the actions of dispelling mass, unblocking blood vessels, resolving swelling, and relieving pain by activating blood and resolving stasis. For mass, it is usually combined with blood-breaking and mass-eliminating herbs such as San Leng, E Zhu, Shui Zhi and Meng Chong, etc

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*All granules can be made into capsules. All capsules are sold in pairs of 2 (Two bottle increment).