Botanical Name: Typhae Pollen
English: Cattail Pollen
Category: Stop Bleeding
Taste: Sweet, Acrid
Channels Entered: Spleen, Heart, Liver
Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, removes blood stasis, and promotes urination.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Use with caution during pregnancy. The unprepared (raw) form is prohibited during pregnancy because it can lead to uterine contractions.
Actions & Indications:
- Stops bleeding: for external bleeding associated with traumatic injury, and various forms of internal bleeding such as uterine bleeding, vomiting blood, nosebleed, coughing of blood, blood in the urine, blood in the stool, or subcutaneous bleeding. This herb has an astringent nature and is quite effective in stopping bleeding.
- Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis: for chest pain, postpartum abdominal pain, and menstrual pain due to blood stasis.
- Promotes urination and stops bleeding: for hot painful urinary dribbling.