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Liu Ji Nu (Artemesia)

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Warm Liu Ji Nu (Herba Artemisiae Anomalae)
Bitter, Warm
Herba Artemisiae Anomalae
Tone Marks:
Liú jì
Liu's Resident Slave


  • Breaks Blood stasis, Promotes Menses, and Relieves Pain
    Used for severe blood stasis including amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain, abdominal pain, falls, fractures, contusions, sprains and other traumatic injuries. For any external trauma with sever pain and blood stasis. Used topically for bleeding, contusions, and burns.
  • Reduces Food Stasis, Promotes Digestion
    Treats abdominal pain and indigestion due to food stasis. Awakens the Spleen and Stomach for better digestion.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use for other than excess disorders

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Excess can lead to vomiting and diarrhea


  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 9-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)