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Da Ji Tan

Da Ji Tan

Da Ji Tan

Brand NuHerbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Dosage 9-15 grams in decoction - Bensky
Potency 1:1
Taste Sweet - Bensky
Properties Cool - Bensky
Contraindications This herb is for hot patterns and should not be used for cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology Nosebleed, vomiting blood, blood in the urine, blood in the stool, uterine bleeding, coughing of blood; Carbuncles, sores, swellings; Jaundice; Hypertension (especially with Liver heat) - Bensky
Actions Cools the blood, stops bleeding, reduces swelling
Pattern Hot blood; Damp-heat; Liver heat - Bensky
Channels Entered Liver, Spleen, Heart - Bensky

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Chinese name Da Ji Tan
English name Large Thistle, Japanese cirsium, Japanese thistle
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Excerpted from Bensky: Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Cools the blood and stops bleeding:  for chaotic movement of hot blood  with such symptoms as nosebleed, vomiting blood, blood in the urine or stool, or uterine bleeding.  It is especially effective in alleviating vomiting or coughing of blood.*
  • Reduces swelling and generates flesh at sores:  used topically for carbuncles, sores and swellings.  For this purpose, the fresh herb is preferred.*
  • Benefits the Gallbladder and reduces jaundice:  for jaundice, especially that due to damp-heat.*
  • Treats hypertension:  recently used for hypertension, especially when accompanied by signs of Liver heat.*
Ingredients Da Ji - Cirsium japonicum, herba ceu radix (carbonisata)
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