Pinyin: di yu tan
ENGLISH NAME: Sanguisorba (carbon)
LATIN NAME: Sanguisorbae Radix Charcoal
Properties: bitter, sour, cool
Channels Entered: Liver, Large Intestine, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Cools Blood and Stops Bleeding
2. Clears Toxic Heat and Generates Flesh
10 to 15 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Cold, sour and restraining in nature, Di Yu should be used with caution in cases of bleeding caused by deficiency, cold, or blood stasis.
• External use of Di Yu is generally considered safe.