Pinyin: da ji

ENGLISH NAME: Euphorbia

LATIN NAME: Cirsii Japonici Herba

Pinyin: da ji

Properties: sweet , bitter, cool
Channels Entered: Liver, Heart

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Cools Blood, Stops Bleeding

2. Disperses Blood Stasis, Reduces Swelling

3. Treats Jaundice

4. Lowers Blood Pressure

DOSAGE
10 to 15 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS

• Because of its blood-invigorating function, Da Ji should be used with caution during pregnancy, or for patients who do not have signs or symptoms of blood stagnation.

• Bitter and cold in nature, Da Ji is contraindicated in deficiency and cold of the Spleen and Stomach.
• Oral administration of Da fi has been associated with nausea, vomiting and other gastrointestinal disturbances.