Pinyin: bai ji
English Name: Bletillae Rhizoma
Latin Name: Bletillae Rhizoma
Properties: bitter, sweet, astringent, cool
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Restrains Leakage of Blood. Stops Bleeding
2. Reduces Swelling. Promotes Generation of Flesh
3 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Sticky and astringent in nature, Bai Ji should be used with caution in cases of hemoptysis caused by exterior infection, early-stage lung abscess or excessive bleeding from the Lung or Stomach caused by excess fire and toxins.
• Bai Ji is incompatible with Fu Zi (Radix Aconiti Lateralis Praeparata) and Wu Tou (Radix Aconiti).
• Avoid using heat-clearing herbs with Bai Ji when the sores have already ulcerated.