Source Chinese Pulsatilla Root is the dried root of Pulsatdla chinensis (Bunge) Regel, (Fam. Ranunculaceae).
Producing Areas Helongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Shandong, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Jiangxi, Henan and Anhui, etc.
Properties Bitter, Cold
Channels Large Intestines, Stomach
- Clears heat, removes toxins, and reduces inflammation
For dysentery caused by damp-heat in the stomach and intestines. Treats bacterial or amoebic dysentery, epistaxis and bleeding hemorrhoids. Also applied externally to treat trichomonas vaginitis.
Usage and Dosage
6 – 15g is used in decoction for oral use. Suitable amount is used externally.
Notes Contraindicated for dysentery due to asthenic cold of the spleen and stomach.
Keep in a dry ventilated place. Protect from mould and moths.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is stout and integrated with white tomenta on the end of the root.
The partial root of Qizhou Lou Lugen (Rhaponticum uniflorum) with greyish white tomenta is used as Baitouweng, Chinese Pulsatilla Root, in some areas. It is greyish brown with rhombic reticulate fissures on the surface.