Huai Hua Mi


Huai Hua Mi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Huai Hua Mi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: sophora, Japanese pagoda tree flower
Pharmacuetical Name: Flos Sophorae
Properties: bitter, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LI, LV

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat

    Alternate Forms:
  • sheng- clear heat; drain fire
  • chao or tan- stop bleeding
  • huai jiao (Fructus Sophora Japonica) pagoda fruit - weaker effect on stop bleeding, stronger at clearing heat, moistening intestines; 9-15g; cc: pregnancy

Actions / Indications:
  • Cools blood; stop bleeding (large intestine damp heat when bleeding hemorrhoids and bloody dysenteric disorder; also for hemptysis, epistaxis)
  • Clears LV fire (red eyes, headache, dizziness due to LV heat; modern use for hypertension)

    Special Notes:
  • One study found Huai Hua Mi to be 83.6% effective for profuse menstrual bleeding.

  • (cc: SP/ST deficient cold)