Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Selanginellae Involvens (Tamariscina)
Common English: Selanginella
Involute Spikemoss Herb
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Stop Bleeding
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Stops bleeding and Disperses Wind

Hemoptysis, rectal bleeding, intestinal bleeding, hemorrhoidal bleeding and hematuria

Invigorates the Blood circulation and expands the chest to regulate Lung Qi

Post-traumatic cough

Back strain and sprain

Regulates menstruation, reinforces the sperm, promotes urination and reinforces the Heart

Abdominal pain, atrophic debilities

  • Use with caution for those with Cold and Deficiencies.

Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye
Rx. Glehniae/Adenophorae
Sha Shen
Rx. et Fol Viticis Quinatae
Wu Tian
Bul. Lilii
Bai He
Fol. Eriobotryae
Pi Pa Ye
Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Ou Jie

Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua Mi
Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu

Hb. Siva Rx. Cirsii Japonici
Da Ji
Hb. Cirsii
Xiao Ji


Rectal bleeding, intestinal bleeding or hemorrhoidal bleeding


Rx. Ilicis Asprellae
Wen Dian Jin


Drive out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction
Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang

Rx. Ailanthi
Chun Gen


Post-traumatic cough

Sprain and strain of the back


  1. Some sources say that this herb has a hypotensive action.
  2. This herb is effective for masses and hematomas of the five Zang Organs.
  3. This herb inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
    It has a better effect on small tumors.
  4. This herb is indicated for diseases of the five Zang, dysmenorrhea, female abdominal masses, and abdominal pain due to Cold and Heat.
  5. The herb removes Blood Stasis when administered fresh and stops bleeding when used as moxa.
  6. The fresh herb removes Blood Stasis, activates the channels ands collaterals and cures masses in the abdomen.
  7. For hemorrhage of the Large intestine grind and char equal portions of this herb, Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye  and Petiolus Trachycarpi Zong Lu Pi  for oral administration with wine. Take 9g each time.