Qian Cao Gen


Qian Cao Gen in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qian Cao Gen according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: madder, India madder root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Rubiae
Properties: bitter, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: HT, LV

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Cools blood; Stops bleeding; transforms stasis (various kinds of bleeding due to reckless movement of hot blood or blood stasis: vomit, epistaxis, hematochezia, stool, uterine, for profuse uterine bleeding from qi deficiency - combine with Huang Qi)
  • Invigorates blood to dispel stasis (pain due to stasis especially chest and flanks; also trauma, joint pain or early stage carbuncles; amenorrhea; lochiochesis)

    Special Notes:
  • For hemaotchezia due to damp heat in the large intestine combine Qian Cao Gen with Huang Lian, Sheng Ma, Bai Shao, and Di Yu.

  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc:SP and ST deficient cold)