INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Rubiae
Common English: Madder Root
Rubia Root
Heart-Leaf Madder Root
India Madder Root
Herbs that Regulate Blood: Herbs that Stop Bleeding (Hemostatics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
(Sour)
(Salty)
Cold
(Warm)
Heart
Liver
(Lung)
6-16g
Fresh: 5-30g
Tincture: 2-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding

Bleeding due to Blood Heat with epistaxis, hematemesis, hemoptysis, hemafecia, hematuria and uterine bleeding

Invigorates the Blood and dispels Blood Stasis

Pain due to Blood Stasis, especially chest and flank pain

Retained lochia

Pain from traumatic injury and joint pain

Early-stage carbuncles

Disperses Wind-Dampness

Bi pain

Unblocks the channels and vessels

Wind pain in the bones and joints

Cools the Liver and transforms Phlegm

Chronic, stubborn cough with pain in the chest due to Liver Fire Attacking the Lungs

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with no Blood Stasis symptoms.
  • Contraindicated for those with Jing Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Use caution for those with Blood Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with Yin Deficiency Fire.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Do not use long term.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao

Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao

Cacumen
Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Excessive uterine bleeding.

Qi Deficient uterine bleeding.

Uterine bleeding due to Blood Heat.

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji

Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen

Bloody dysentery.

Heat induced epistaxis and hemoptysis.

Blood Heat causing amenorrhea.

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rz. Cimicifuga
Sheng Ma
Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu
(Rx. Paeoniae Alba)
(Bai Shao)

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
(Fossilia Ossis Mastodi)
(Long Gu)

Hematemesis due to Blazing Heat with Deficiency and fatigue.

Red and white dysenteric disorder from clumped Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine which injures the collaterals.

Incessant uterine bleeding where Qi fails to control the Blood.

Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao Yao
Hb. Lycopi
Ze Lian

Blood-streaked leukorrhea.

Amenorrhea due to Blood Stasis.

Trauma-induced Blood Stasis.

Caul. Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng
Caul. Piperis Kadsurae
Hai Feng Teng

Cx. Mori
Sang Bai Pi
Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi
Indigo Naturalis
Qing Dai
Concha Meretricis/Cyclinae
Ge Qiao

Rx. Lithospermi
Zi Cao
Hb. Ecliptae
Mo Han Lian

Joint pain due to painful obstruction.

Stubborn cough with pain in the chest due to Liver Fire Attacking the Lungs.

Cools Blood to treat various dermatological disorders characterized by itching.

Itching associated with allergic rhinitis or sinusitis.

Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye
Fr. Mume
Wu Mei

Sm. Glycine Max
Hei Dou
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Rx. Notoginseng
San Qi
Caul. Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng

Epistaxis due to Heat and Fire Rising.

Persistent hematemesis.

Profuse hematemesis.

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Cacumen
Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Caul. Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng

Caul. Piperis Kadsurae
Hai Fen Teng
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo

Hematemesis due to Heat in the Lung and Stomach with underlying Deficiency and weakness.

Traumatic or sports injuries.

As a tincture for musculoskeletal or arthritic pain.

  1. Some sources include this herb in the “Blood Invigorating“ category.
  2. This herb is especially useful for hemoptysis and hematemesis.
  3. Some sources say that this herb resolves Phlegm and stops cough.
  4. This herb is more effective at stopping bleeding if dry-fried or charred.
  5. It can be used alone for hematemesis due to Heat.
  6. This herb has shown to be effective in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
  7. This herb invigorates the Blood when combined with wine and stops bleeding when roasted.
  8. It is said to cure hemostasis and arthralgia due to Blood Deficiency without any side effects.
  9. It benefits women when combined with Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui and Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao.
  10. One source says that this herb stops epistaxis, leukorrhagia, puerperal faintness, agalactia, irregular menstruation, hematochezia, hemorrhoids and fistula.
  11. Another source says that this herb relieves pain caused by Wind, promotes menstruation, induces abortion and cures jaundice and abdominal masses.
  12. This herb has a preventative and remedial action on stone formation.
  13. Qian Cao Gen , Hb. Sive Rx. Cirsii Japonici Da Ji and Hb. Cirsii Xiao Ji all enter the Blood to cool Heat, stop bleeding and dispel Blood Stasis. Qian Cao Gen is used more in gynecology to treat vaginal bleeding due to Heat and also enters the Lungs to treat cough due to Liver Fire Attacking the Lungs. Xiao Ji facilitates urination and treats Bloody Lin. Da Ji disperses clumps and reduces sores, especially when fresh.
  14. Both Qian Cao Gen and Fol. Callicarpae Formosanae Zi Zhu cool the Blood and stop bleeding. Qian Cao Gen also invigorates the Blood, unblocks the collaterals and is better for bleeding associated with Blood Stasis and Heat in the Blood. Zi Zhu is astringent, resolves toxicity and treats sores.
  15. Charred Rubia Root Qian Cao Tan is not so cold, does not cool the Blood nor remove Stasis as well, but is better at stopping bleeding. It is used for all types of bleeding.