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Herba Cirsii segeti
Cirsium segetum Bge.
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The aerial parts of the plant and its rhizome are harvested in summer when the thistle is flowering. Then they are cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.
Properties & Taste
Sweet and cool
Heart and liver
1. To cool blood and stop bleeding; 2. To promote urination
Indications & Combinations
1. Hemorrhages due to extravasation of blood by heat. Small thistle (Xiaoji) is used with Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen), Cattail pollen (Puhuang) and Biota tops (Cebaiye).
2. Bloody urine, painful urination. Small thistle (Xiaoji) is used with Lotus node (Oujie), Talc (Huashi) and Clematis stem (Mutong) in the formula Xiaoji Yinzi.
10-15 g (30-60 g for fresh herb)
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