Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Artemisiae Anomalae
Common English: Anomalous Artemisia
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Dispels Blood Stasis, unblocks menstruation and alleviates pain

Amenorrhea or postpartum abdominal pain due to Blood Stasis

Falls, fractures, contusions and sprains

Reduces Food Stagnation and transforms accumulations

Abdominal pain due to accumulation from Food Stagnation

Topically as a powder for contusion, burns and bleeding wounds

Contusion, burns and bleeding wounds

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Excessive use will cause vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Use only for Excess disorders.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen

Rz. Drynariae
Gu Sui Bu
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo

Amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea from Blood Stasis.

Uterine hemorrhage with abdominal pain due to Qi Deficiency.

Severe pain, swelling, sprains and fracture from trauma.

Fr. Crataegi
Shan Zha
Endothelium Gigeriae Galli
Ji Nei Jin
Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis
Hou Po

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Flos Carthami
Hong Hua

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

Abdominal distention, fullness and pain from Food Stagnation. (can be used as a stand-alone herb for this)


Postpartum abdominal pain.

External and traumatic injuries.

Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu
Spina Gleditsiae
Zao Jiao Ci
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rz. Polygoni Cuspidati
Hu Zhang
Fr. Tribuli
Bai Ji Li
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie
Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang
Rx. Rubiae
Qian Cao

Fr. Crataegi
Shan Zha
Fr. Hordei Germinatus
Mai Ya
Endothelium Corneum Gigeriae Galli
Ji Nei Jin
Fr. Aurantii Immaturus
Zhi Shi
Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis
Hou Po




Indigestion with Food Stasis.


  1. This herb is often used in postpartum disorders.
  2. It also acts on distention due to Fluid retention or Fluid retention due to Blood Stasis or Food Stagnation.
  3. It is good for metal wounds that bleed ceaselessly.
  4. It can be used alone topically as a powder for bleeding.
  5. It can be used individually internally for indigestion.
  6. Both Liu Ji Nu and Ophicalcitum Hua Rui Shi invigorate blood, transform Blood Stasis, and can be applied topically to stop bleeding. They are both used in postpartum disorders. Liu Ji Nu is bitter to drain and descend and warm to unblock. It primarily breaks up Blood Stasis and stops bleeding due to obstruction. Hua Rui Shi is sour and astringent to restrain bleeding while removing Stagnation.
  7. Southern Liu Ji Nu, Nan Liu Ji Nu is the standard product.
  8. Northern Liu Ji Nu, Bei Liu Ji Nu is a Yin moving herb. is often used in place of Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen. Its clinical actions are somewhere between Lu Ji Nu and Yin Chen, invigorating the Blood, reducing swelling and stopping pain. I also clears Heat and facilitates urination to treat Damp-Heat disorders involving Blood Stasis and amenorrhea due to fluid retention of topically for trauma.