Herb 5 of 19 in Herbs that Stop Bleeding
Herba Cirsii Japonici
- 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
Contraindications and Cautions
- Do not use in cases with cold and deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach
- Use with caution during pregnancy
- Use with caution in patients taking warfarin or other blood thinners to avoid blood clots, but no adverse effect has been documented.
Toxicity and Overdose
- Nausea and vomiting is a possible effect of ingestion of this herb
- 10–15 grams in decoction with a maximum of 30 grams dried or 60 grams fresh 12
- 9–15 grams in decoction 13
- 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.
Clinical Studies and Research
- Effects of methanol extract of Cirsium japonicum var. ussuriense and its principle, hispidulin-7-O-neohesperidoside on hepatic alcohol-metabolizing enzymes and lipid peroxidation in ethanol-treated rats.
Phytother Res. 2004 Jan;18(1):19-24.
- Oviposition-stimulatory activity against Ostrinia zealis by essential oil of root part from Cirsium japonicum DC.
Nat Prod Res. 2003 Oct;17(5):341-5.
- Studies on antihemorrhagic substances in herbs classified as hemostatics in Chinese medicine. VII. On the antihemorrhagic principle in Cirsium japonicum DC.
Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 1987 Feb;35(2):861-4.
- Da Ji has demonstrated blood clotting (1), antibiotic (2), and antihypertensive effects (3).
- Human clinical trials in China show Da Ji effective for hematuria (4), upper GI bleeding (5), hypertension (6), nephritis (7), nodules (8), and pulmonary tuberculosis (9).
- Zhong Yao Xue, 1998; 465:466
- Zhong Guo Fang Lao Za Zhi, 1964; 5(3):481
- Cardiovascular Research, 1982; 16:11
- Zhong Jua Mi Niao Wai Ke, 1982; 3(4):287
- Zhong Cao Yao Tong Xun, 1973; 2:45
- Zhong Cheng Yao Yan Jiu, 1982; 8:36
- Zhong Cao Yao Xue, 1979; 378
- Shi Yong Yi Xue Za Zhi, 1985; 1(2):40
- Hu Nan sheng Jie He Bing Yan Jiu Yuan, 1971; 37
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:
This herb is incompatible with: