Source Pagodatree Flower is the flower bud of Sophora japonica L., (Fam. Leguminosae)
Producing Areas Hebei, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Shandong, Henan and Guangdong, etc.
Properties Bitter, Slightly Cold
Channels Liver, Large Intestines
- •Cools the blood and stops bleeding
Generally used for hemorrhoids, hematemesis and hemafecia. Also for hemoptysis, metrorrhagia, etc.
- •Clears away liver-heat and lowers blood pressure; treats hypertension
May be used with Common Selfheal Fruit-Spike, Chrysanthemum, Cassia Seed etc.
Usage and Dosage
The crude herb is used for clearing heat and purging fire, calming the liver, cooling blood and improving eyesight.
The carbonised is for stopping bleeding.
10–15 g is used in decoction for oral use.
Used with caution for pregnant women.
Keep in a cool and dry place. Protect from dampness and moths.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is full in shape, and shrinks tightly with green and thick calyx.