Pinyin: huai hua (chao)
ENGLISH NAME: sophora (Stir Fried)
LATIN NAME: Stir Fried Sophorae Flos
Properties: bitter, cool
Channels Entered: Liver, Large Intestine
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Cools Blood and Stops Bleeding
2. Clears Liver Heat and Sedates Fire
10 to 15 grams for decoction, reduce the dosage for Huai Hua powder. The fresh herb has a stronger function to cool blood, purge fire, and lower blood pressure. The dry-fried form is warmer, and is less likely to cause irritation to the Spleen and Stomach. The charred herb is better to stop bleeding.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Huai Hua should be used with caution in deficiency and cold of the Spleen and Stomach.