Botanical Name: Carthami Flos

Hong Hua

Hong Hua

Category: Invigorate the Blood
Taste: Acrid
Temperature: Warm
Channels Entered: Heart, Liver

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated when there is any problem related to bleeding, such as hemorrhagic disease or peptic ulcers.

Actions & Indications:

  • Invigorates the blood, dispels stasis, and unblocks menstruation: for a wide variety of problems due to blood stasis. Because it is particularly effective in unblocking the menses, in women it is used for blood stasis patterns with amenorrhea, abdominal pain, postpartum dizziness, retained lochia, and abdominal masses. Other uses include trauma, nonsuppurative sores, carbuncles, and dark purplish erythema. Also for incomplete expression of the rash of measles or painful obstruction of the chest due to blood stasis.