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Bai Ji (Bletilla Rhizome)

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Cool Bai Ji (Rhizoma Bletillae)
Channels:
LU, ST, LIV
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Cool, Astringent
Latin:
Rhizoma Bletillae
Chinese:
白芨
Tone Marks:
bái jí
Alt Names:
Bai Gen, Gan Gen, Lian Ji Cao
Translation:
White Orchid

Actions

  • Restrains Leakage of Blood and Stops Bleeding
    For Hematemesis, Hemoptysis, Lung Abscesses, and bleeding due to trauma.
  • Nourishes Yin, Cools Heat, and Preserves Body Fluids
    For bleeding in the Lungs and Stomach causing Hematemesis, Hemoptysis, and Epistaxis.
  • Reduces Swelling and Promotes Generation of Flesh
    Can be applied topically to treat ulcers, sores, swellings, and chapped skin. It can reduce the swelling of sores, and speed the healing of chronic non-healing sores.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use in cases where hemoptysis is caused by external disease.
  • Do not use in early stage Lung abscesses.
  • Do not use when bleeding is due to excess fire and toxins.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Dosage

  • 3-10 grams

Notes

  • The powdered form of this herb is usually mixed with the strained decoction.
  • This herb is effective topically to stop bleeding from traumatic injury.

Combinations:

  1. Bai Ji (Rhizoma Bletillae)
  2. San Qi (Radix Pseudoginseng)
Combined Actions:
  • Stops Bleeding, Dispels Blood Stagnation, and Generates Flesh
Combined Indications:
  • Vomiting of blood (hematemesis)
  • Coughing of blood (hemoptysis)
  • Bleeding due to traumatic injury
Combined Use:
  • Used externally on affected area for traumatic injury


This herb is incompatible with:
  • Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
  • Cao Wu (Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata)
  • Chuan Wu (Radix Aconiti Preparata)