Botanical Name: Sanguisorbae Radix

Di Yu

Di Yu

Category: Stop Bleeding

Taste: Sour, Bitter

Temperature: Slightly Cold

Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Stomach, Liver

Dosage: 9-15g

Key Characteristics:

  • Cools heat in the blood
  • Stops bleeding (lower Jiao)
  • Resolves toxicity
  • Restrains and inhibits hot blood

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Should be used with caution in those with cold from xu or blood stasis.

Actions & Indications:

  • Cools the blood and stops bleeding: especially for bleeding in the lower burner due to damp-heat with such symptoms as blood in the stool, bleeding hemorrhoids, bloody dysenteric disorders, and excessive uterine bleeding. Also used for vomiting blood and nosebleed.
  • Clears heat and generates flesh: applied topically for sores, ulcers, and injuries from burns. It both reduces the oozing by holding in the fluids, and promotes the generation of new flesh.