Pharmaceutical Latin: Flos Sophorae Immaturus
Common English: Sophora Bud
Pagoda Tree Bud
Japanese Pagoda Tree Flower
Herbs that Regulate Blood: Herbs that Stop Bleeding (Hemostatics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding

Bleeding due to Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine especially for bleeding hemorrhoids and bloody dysenteric disorders

Hemoptysis, epistaxis or uterine bleeding due to Blood Heat

Cools the Liver

Liver Heat with red eyes, headache and dizziness

  • Use with caution for those with Spleen/Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Use with caution for those with uterine bleeding due to Spleen Qi Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency causing Blood Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat that is not due to Excess.

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie
Fr. Aurantii
Zhi Ke

Heat toxin.

Damp-Heat in the Intestines injuring the Yin with bleeding or hemorrhoids.

With charred Huai Mi, for Intestinal bleeding where pathogenic Heat is less pronounced.

Hemafecia, hematuria, uterine bleeding, hematemesis, and epistaxis.

Hemafecia associated with Intestinal Wind.

Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin

Spica Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Hb. Siegesbeckiae
Xi Xian Cao



Red eyes, a sense of distention in the head and dizziness due to Liver Heat.

Insomnia and dizziness due to Liver Fire.

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu

Pathogenic Heat injuring the collaterals in Intestinal Wind with hemafecia, bleeding hemorrhoids or menorrhagia (the effect is stronger if both herbs are charred).

Hot, bleeding hemorrhoids or other Intestinal bleeding.

Continuous uterine bleeding due to Heat.


  1. This herb is especially useful for bleeding hemorrhoids and bloody dysentery.
  2. This herb can be taken daily as a beverage for Liver Heat.
  3. It has recently been used in the treatment of high blood pressure and a stifling sensation in the chest with irritability.
  4. Both Huai Mi and Rx. Sanguisorbae Di Yu are important for treating Intestinal bleeding and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Huai Mi cools the Liver and brings down Fire while Di Yu reduces swelling and stops pain, closing and promoting the healing of sores.
  5. Sophora Flower Buds Huai Mi are richer in flavor and properties than the opened buds or flowers Huai Hua.
  6. Dry-fried Sophora Flowers and Buds Chao Huai Hua Mi are less bitter and cold but directly enter the Blood to more easily stop bleeding. They are best used for bleeding disorders in those who have Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies. If Huai Mi are chewed throughout the day, they can relieve loss of voice and constrained throat.
  7. Charred Sophora Flowers Huai Hua Tan have a decreased blood-clotting action, but their ability to stop bleeding is enhanced and can be used for any type of bleeding disorder.
  8. Sophora Flowers Huai Hua have similar properties.
  9. Fr. Sophorae Huai Jiao is bitter, cold, and enters the Liver and Large Intestine. It is less effective than Huai Hua at stopping bleeding and stronger at sedating Heat. It also lubricates the Intestines. It treats hemorrhoidal bleeding, hematochezia, or bleeding due to abscesses or swelling and pain. It is contraindicated in pregnancy or for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold. The dosage is 10-15g.