Botanical Name: Lycopi Herba
Category: Invigorate the BloodTaste: Bitter, Acrid Temperature: Slightly Warm Channels Entered: Liver, Spleen
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Use with cautions in those with blood deficiency or in the absence or blood stasis.
- Use with caution during pregnancy.
Actions & Indications:
- Invigorates the blood and dispels stasis: for pain due to blood stasis obstructing the menses, and for postpartum abdominal pain from blood stasis. Also used topically or internally for pain and swelling from traumatic injury or abscess.
- Promotes urination: for postpartum edema, postpartum urinary dribbling, and systemic or facial edema. This effect is rather mild and is adjunctive in nature.