Chinese Herbs: Da Ji (Japanese Thistle, Cirsium), Herba Cirsii Japonici
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Chinese Herbs: Da Ji (Japanese Thistle, Cirsium), Herba Cirsii Japonici

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Herbs that Stop Bleeding

Cool Da Ji (Herba Cirsii Japonici)
Channels:
LIV, SP, HT
Properties:
Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Herba Cirsii Japonici
Chinese:
大蓟
Tone Marks:
dài jì
Alt Names:
Jing Da Ji
Translation:
Big Thistle

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Cools Blood and Stops Bleeding
    For epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematuria, metorrhagia, and blood in the stools with signs of heat.
  • Reduces Swelling, Disperses Blood Stagnation and Generates Flesh
    For abscesses, carbuncles, sores and swellings due to toxicity and blood stagnation
  • Treats Jaundice
    For jaundice due to Liver and Gallbladder damp-heat
  • Treats Hypertension
    For lowering blood pressure with signs of Liver heat or fire

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases with cold and deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach
  • Use with caution during pregnancy

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • Use with caution in patients taking warfarin or other blood thinners to avoid blood clots, but no adverse effect has been documented.

Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Nausea and vomiting is a possible effect of ingestion of this herb
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 10–15 grams in decoction with a maximum of 30 grams dried or 60 grams fresh 12
  • 9–15 grams in decoction 13

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Charred Da Ji is better at stopping bleeding while the fresh herb is better for cooling the blood and reducing swelling.
  • The root of Da Ji is better for lowering blood pressure.
  • The fresh juice of this herb can be used alone for epistaxis, hematemesis, and excess menses.

Chinese Herb Clinical Studies & Research

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:


This herb is incompatible with: