Xu Duan ("Xu Duan to suck my blooood??")
Said the vampire to the aspiring vampiress.... "Xu Duan to suck my blood??
It vill giff you everlasting life (tonifies KD and
LV) and strengthen your bones and tendons!"
"I'm not sure", replied the would-be vampiress. "My unborn
fetus is freaking out right now and I might have some uterine
The vampire lord was so offended that he began running
in circles until he broke his sinews and bones.
English Name: dipsacus, Himalayan teasel root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Dipsaci
Properties: bitter, sweet, acrid, slightly warm
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|tonifies KD and LV... strengthen your bones
||tonifies LV and KD; strengthens bones and
|unborn fetus is freaking out... uterine bleeding
||calms fetus; stops uterine bleeding
|running in circles... broke his sinews and
|| invigorates blood ... promotes mending of
sinews and bones
Xu Duan Actions and Indications
- Tonifies the LV and KD; strengthens bones and sinews
(aches and pains in lower extremities due to inability to nourish mucles,
sore and painful lower back, knees, stiffness in joints, weakness in
legs from KDI and LV deficiency; tonifies without causing stagnation,
- Stops uterine bleeding; calms fetus (uterine bleeding
due to deficiency; restless fetus, habitual miscarriage in first trimester,
bleeding during pregnancy, threatened miscarriage)
- Invigorates blood; promotes mending sinews and bones
(topical or internal use for trauma and fractures, sprains, strains,
pain and swelling in lower back and limbs due to trauma, painful bi;
also in combination for boils and sores)
- Chao or Chao Tan - for excessive uterine bleeding
- Both Xu Duan and Du Zhong tonify the LV
and KD and strengthen sinews and bones, calms restless fetus, stop uterine
bleeding, and help soreness and pain in the low back and knees.
- For traumatic injuries with severe pain, swelling, or broken bones:
Mix Xu Duan, Gu Sui Bu, Dang
Gui, and Da Huang powder with grain based
liquor and apply to the injury topically.