Da Ji(2)

Da Ji(2) in TCM:

English Name: cirsium, Japanese thistle
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba seu Radix Cirsii Japonici
Properties: sweet, bitter, cool
Explore the properties of Da Ji(2) according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cool
Channels: HT, LV
Flavors: sweet, bitter
Regulates: circulates blood, clears heat, eliminates toxins, stops bleeding, reduces swelling

Actions / Indications:
  • Cools blood; stop bleeding (reckless movement of hot blood; epistaxis, blood in the urine or stool; especially for uterine bleeding)
  • Reduces swellings; relieves toxicity (topically or internally for sores, carbuncles, swellings: crush fresh herb for topical use)
  • (cc: SP and ST cold)
  • (note: do not confuse with da ji)

    Special Notes:
  • Generally speaking the NCCAOM will not test you on Da Ji and Da Ji.