Chinese Herb: Xue Jie (Dragon's Blood Resin), Sanguis Draconis
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Chinese Herb: Xue Jie (Dragon's Blood Resin), Sanguis Draconis

Herb 23 of 34 in Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Neutral Xue Jie (Sanguis Draconis)
Sweet, Salty, Neutral
Sanguis Draconis
Tone Marks:
xuè jié
Exhausted Blood

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Invigorates Blood, Dispels Blood Stasis, Relieves Pain
    For Blood Stasis due to trauma with swelling and pain. It enters the Xue level and is for amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal and postpartum chest congestion and dyspnea.
  • Stops Bleeding, Generates Flesh, Protects Ulcer surface
    Used topically to stop bleeding from trauma. Used internally for upper digestive tract bleeding. For chronic non-healing ulcers, hemorrhoids with swelling and pain, open sores with pus.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not take internally during pregnancy
  • Do not use without symptoms of blood stasis
  • Do not take during menses

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Allergic reactions reported include pruritus, skin wheals, eruptions, angioneurotic edema of the hands and feet.
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 1-1.5 grams in pills/powders (Bensky)
  • 1-1.5 grams in pill/powder (Chen)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: