Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Cyathulae
Common English: Cyathula Root
Hookweed Root
Herbs That Invigorate the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
May use up to 30g
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis and unblocks the menses

Blood Stasis leading to dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea

Pain due to traumatic injury

Expels Wind and drains Dampness

Wind-Damp Bi pain (especially in the lower back) and atrophy and spasm of the lower extremities

Promotes urination and treats dysuria

Painful urinary dysfunction

Descends Blood and Fire

Abnormal bleeding due to Fire Flaring Upwards with hematemesis, epistaxis, toothache ulceration of the mouth and tongue, dizziness and headache

Tonifies the Kidneys and Liver and strengthens the tendons and bones

Lower back and knee soreness, weakness and pain

  • Contraindicated during Pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated with excessive menstruation.
  • Contraindicated with spermatorrhea and nocturnal emissions.

Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban

Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Ru Xiang
Mo Yao

Gynecological disorders.

Difficult labor.

Musculoskeletal pain.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Hb. Dianthi
Qu Mai
Hua Shi

Hb. Cirsii
Xiao Ji
Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Rx. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu
Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao

Hematuria with burning sensations and pain during urination.

Hematemesis and epistaxis.

Toothache or ulcerations on the tongue and mouth from Yin Deficiency Fire.

Dai Zhe Shi
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li
Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban
Cx. Eucommiae
Du Zhong
Hb. Cynomorii
Suo Yang

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

Liver Yang rising with Liver Wind.

Weakness of the low back and knees.

Redness, swelling and pain in the joints of the lower body due to Damp-Heat.

Fr. Chaenomelis
Mu Gua
Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae
Han Fang Ji
Rz. Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae
Bei Xie



Pain in the joints of the lower body due to Wind-Dampness.



  1. Some sources consider this to be a Wind-Dampness expelling herb.
  2. This herb is very effective at treating shoulders, backs, hands and arms and facilitates the movement of joints.