Pharmaceutical Latin: Cacumen Platycladi
Cacumen Biotae
Common English: Oriental Arborvitae Leafy Twig
Oriental Arborvitae Tip
Biota Leaves
Platycladus Leaves
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Stop Bleeding (Hemostatics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cold
Large Intestine
(Yang Wei)
Tincture; 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding

Blood Heat bleeding with hematemesis, bleeding gums, hemafecia, hematuria, bloody dysenteric disorders and uterine bleeding

This herb may be combined with appropriate herbs to treat bleeding associated with Cold patterns

Stops cough and asthma and expels Phlegm

Lung Heat with cough

Phlegm Heat, especially important for viscous, difficult-to-expectorate, blood-streaked sputum

Promotes the healing of burns and generates flesh (topical)

Burns (topically in powdered form in the early stages over a moderate area)

Promotes hair growth

Hair loss

Clears Damp-Heat Vaginal discharge due to Damp-Heat
Dispels Wind-Dampness Wind-Damp Bi
  • Contraindicated for those with no symptoms of Heat and Dampness.
  • Long-term use or a large dose may create nausea, and/or vomiting and dizziness.
  • Use caution for deficient patients with bleeding and Blood Stasis.
  • Use caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Avoid using during pregnancy and while breast feeding.
  • This herb must be combined with appropriate herbs for use with deficient patients.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Fresh Fol. Nelumbinis
Xian He Ye
Fresh Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Xian Ai Ye

Hb. Cirsii
Xiao Ji
Hb. Cirsii Sive Radix Japonici
Da Ji
(Rz. Imperatae)
(Bai Mao Gen)

All types of bleeding due to Heat in the Blood. (take for only a short time)

Hemorrhage due to Blood Heat. (stronger)

Epistaxis with bright red Blood due to Heat forcing the Blood upward.

Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye
Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Bleeding due to Deficiency Cold with a sallow face, pale tongue and a weak pulse.

Heat-induced uterine bleeding.

Excessive uterine bleeding with Qi and Blood Deficiencies.

Fr. Jujube
Da Zao

Hb. Agrimoniae
Xian He Cao
Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Ou Jie
Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang

Charred Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Zhi Ai Ye
Charred Rz. Zingiberis Preparatum
Zhi Pao Jiang

Chronic dry, hot, non-productive cough.

Persistent bleeding.

Bleeding due to Deficiency Cold.

Hb. Cirsii
Xiao Ji
Hb. Cirsii Sive Radix Japonici
Da Ji
Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen

Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua
Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu

Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Hematemesis caused by Heat in the Bladder.


Profuse menstrual bleeding.

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Hb. Agrimoniae
Xian He Cao

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia

Rx. Aconiti lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi

Profuse menstrual bleeding with Qi and Blood Deficiencies.

Cough with hot Phlegm.

As an herbal wash for hair loss.

  1. This herb is widely used. It is one of the most common herbs to stop bleeding.
  2. It can be used alone, topically as a powder for burns.
  3. It can be used alone, topically as a paste for External bleeding.
  4. Some sources say that this herb is a Blood Invigorator and is used to treat Blood Stagnation, primarily when Qi and Blood Stagnation appear together.
  5. Soak in 60% alcohol and apply the tincture for seven days for hair loss and/or itchy scalp.
  6. Both Ce Bai Ye and Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian cool the Blood, stop bleeding, promote hair growth and blacken hair. Ce Bai Ye governs hair growth when Blood Heat is the cause of hair loss, while Mo Han Lian nourishes Yin and treat hair loss related to Kidney and Liver Deficiencies.
  7. Both Ce Bai Ye and Rx. Sanguisorbae Di Yu are bitter, and cold and stop bleeding due to Heat. Ce Bai Ye also transforms Phlegm, stops cough and generates hair growth while Di Yu is colder and resolves toxicity.
  8. Charred Biota Leaves Ce Bai Tan are less cold, but have an enhance ability to stop bleeding to treat both Hot and Cold bleeding disorders and are less harmful to the Spleen.
  9. Fresh Biota Leaves Xian Ce Bai Ye also clear and resolve toxicity and are applied topically for burns or decocted and applied topically for Heat Bi.