Xiao Ji


Xiao Ji in TCM:

Explore the properties of Xiao Ji according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: cirsium, cephalano, common cephalonoplos, field thistle, setose cephalanoplos
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Cristii
Properties: sweet, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: HT, LV

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, clears damp, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Cools blood; stop bleeding (reckless movement of hot blood; deficient heat with blood in sputum, epistaxis, blood in the urine or stool; uterine bleeding, hematemesis or hemoptysis, bleeding from knife wounds, uterine bleeding)
  • Reduces swellings; relieves toxicity (topically or internally for sores, carbuncles, abcess, itchy rash, swellings)
  • Promotes urination; Clears DH from LV / GB (bloody lin syndrome, blood in urine, jaundice, hypertension, high cholesterol, hepatitis)
  • (cc: SP and ST cold)
  • (note: not as strong as da ji to relieve toxicity, but more effective for bloody lin or hematuria)

    Special Notes:
  • Many practitioners use Xiao Ji and Da Ji interchangeably.