Pu Huang - Regulate Blood Herbs
LV, HT, SP (4.5-12g)

Pu Huang - The yellow Pooh!
After watching football with bleeding due to stasis and trauma, and drinking a lot of de-caf. coffee, you may see the yellow pooh run in circles around the toilet before it causes a traffic jam - what a mess!!

Football should be avoided during (cc: pregnancy)

English Name: bulrush, cattail pollen
Pharmacuetical Name: Pollen Typhae
Properties: sweet, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
bleeding due to stasis and trauma stops bleeding due to stasis
de-caf. coffee promotes urination; relieves PUD
running in circles... traffic jam invigorates blood; dispels blood stasis


       Pu Huang Actions and Indications
  • Stops bleeding due to stasis and trauma (move blood and stop bleeding, traumatic injury plus internal bleeding especially abnormal uterine bleeding, epistaxis, stool, also hematuria, hemoptysis, hematemesis,and subcutaneous bleeding)
  • Invigorates blood; dispel stasis (especially menstrual pain due to blood stasis, postpartum abdominal pain, chest pain)
  • Promotes urination; relieves PUD (bloody lin syndrome - combine with Yu Jin)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
    Alternate Forms:
  • Tan- to increase astringency and stop bleeding
  • Sheng- for pain due to stasis
    Special Notes:
  • A truly unique herb with many pharmacological functions. Pu Huang tonifies cardiac function while lowering blood pressure and stopping bleeding. Also may lower cholesterol and stimulate the uterus. Has been shown to relieve intestinal cramps and inhibit inflammation.

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