Burreed Rhizome

Source The tuber of Sparganium stoloniferum Buch.-Ham., (Fam. Sparganiaceae.)

Producing Areas Jiangsu, Henan, Jiangxi, Shandong

Properties Spicy, Bitter, Neutral

Channels Liver, Spleen


  • Removes blood stasis, moves qi and relieves pain
    One of the most effective herbs for blood stasis, it is reserved for severe pain with palpable masses. Also treats amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal, postpartum abdominal pain, and abdominal masses.
  • Dissolves accumulations
    Treats food stagnation and qi stagnation that may result in severe abdominal pain and distension.

Usage and Dosage
Used as a crude herb to promote the flow of qi to remove stasis. When stir-baked with vinegar, it removes blood stasis, reduces the masses and relieves pain.
3–10 g is used in decoction for oral use.

Keep in a dry and ventilated place.
Protect from moths.

Contraindicated for pregnant women and in cases of heavy menstruation.

Description of Quality Herb
Heavy and strong mass, the skin is completely removed and the surface is yellowish white.

Professional Tips

Black Rhizoma Sparganii
Produced in Jilin, Anhui, Jiangsu and sold in some Chinese provinces. It is cylinder-like, 2-3 cm in length with Chinese black skin. The mass is light and hard. It floats on the surface of water.