Himalayan Teasel Root
Himalayan Teasel Root/ Chuan Xu Duan 16oz
XU DUAN - Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Dipsaci. Common English: Dipsacus Japanese Teasel Root, Himalayan Teasel Root ...
Its functions are to tonify the liver and kidneys, promote blood circulation, and strengthen the bones and tendons. Teasel root can be used internally or externally.
In traditional Chinese medicine, teasel root is affiliated with the Liver and Kidney meridians, and has bitter, pungent and warm properties. Internally, teasel root treats pain and weakness in the knees and lower back helps repair damaged tissues such as bones and ligaments and can control bleeding during a woman's pregnancy. As a tonic, it is used to control a "restless fetus" [threatened miscarriage] in pregnant women, often in combination with eucommia bark, astragalus, Chinese angelica and other herbs. Externally, it can be combined into a poultice with drynaria and dragon's blood to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
TCM uses: Nourishes the liver and kidneys, renews the bones and muscles, regulates the blood vessels, renews breaks [helps repair bones fractures], and stops uterine bleeding. It has been used to cure low back pain, weakness of the feet and knees, threatened miscarriage, metrorrhagia, vaginal discharge, nocturnal emission, bruises, hemorrhoids, and ulcers. Liquor Dipsacus is mostly used for rheumatic arthralgia, fall and bruise injury. Dipsacus salt is mostly used for sore waist and knees.
It enters the Meridians of Liver and Kidney meridian
Dosage: Oral administration: decoction, 6~15g; or into pills or powder.
External use: Appropriate amount of fresh product, pound, and compress.