Xue Yu Tan


Xue Yu Tan in TCM:

Explore the properties of Xue Yu Tan according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: charred human hair
Pharmacuetical Name: Crinis Carbonisatus
Properties: bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: HT, KD, LV

Flavors: bitter
Tonifies: blood

Special Properties:
expels parasites, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Restrains leakage of blood; stop bleeding (bleeding: uterine bleeding, epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis, bleeding gums, blood in stools)
  • Promotes Urination (bloody lin, difficult urination, dysuria, urinary stones)
  • Tonfies Blood (blood exhaustion due to overstrain, fatigue, pale complexion, modern use for cancer patients and anemia)
  • Kills parasites (trichomonas vaginitis and intestinal parasites, ie- tapeworm; also for carbuncles, boils, breast abcess: used topically and internally)
  • (cc: bleeding due to stasis)

    Special Notes:
  • Clinically Xue Yu Tan has been shown to effectively treat Peptic ulcers, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and external bleeding.
  • Xue Yu Tan must be charred to ashes to stop bleeding and disperse stagnation.