Pu Huang


Pu Huang in TCM:

Explore the properties of Pu Huang according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


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

Temperature: neutral

Channels: SP, HT, LV

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
circulates blood

    Alternate Forms:
  • Tan- to increase astringency and stop bleeding
  • Sheng- for pain due to stasis

Actions / 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)

    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.

  • (cc: pregnancy)