Pharmaceutical Latin: Flos Rosae Rugosae
Common English: Rosebud
Bud of the Chinese Rose
Japanese Rose Flower
Herbs that Regulate Qi
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Bitter
Tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Promotes the movement of Qi and relieves Stagnation

Liver-Stomach disharmony with a stifling sensation in the chest, pain and distention in the flanks and epigastrium, belching and anorexia

Moves Qi, harmonizes the Blood, disperses Stasis and regulates menstruation

Irregular menstruation, premenstrual breast tenderness and menstrual pain due to Blood Stasis

Blood Stasis due to trauma

Soothes the Liver, controls pain and astringes diarrhea

Neurotic gastritis, chronic gastritis, hepatitis

  • Use with caution for women with Dry Blood and Rebellious Qi.

Fr. Citri Sarcodactylis
Fo Shou
Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Hb. Lycopi
Ze Lan

Hb. Leonuri
Yi Mu Cao

Flank and epigastric pain and distention and pain due to Disharmony between the Liver and Stomach

Irregular menstruation

Mild menorrhagia

Caul. Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo


Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Hb. Lycopi
Ze Lan

Pain from Blood Stasis due to trauma

Qi and Blood Stagnation


  1. Both Mei Gui Hua and Flos Albizziae He Huan Hua regulate Qi and soothe constraint and are often used together in the treatment of Liver Qi Stagnation with oppression in the chest and epigastrium. He Huan Hua is sweet, neutral, enters the Qi aspect of the Heart, Spleen and Lung channels, promotes the movement od Qi and nourishes the Heart and Spleen. It is more calming than Mei Gua Hua and treats insomnia, poor memory and irritability. Mei Gui Hua is much more aromatic and is a more powerful Qi mover.
  2. Both Mei Gui Hua and Flos Rosae Chinensis Yue Ji Hua move Qi and Blood and are used for irregular menstruation, premenstrual breast distention and abdominal pain due to Qi and Blood Stagnation. Mei Gui Hua addresses the Qi, while Yue Ji Hua acts on the Blood. Mei Gui Hua enters the Liver and Spleen channels to restore harmony among the Liver, Spleen and Stomach. It is often used for Liver Qi Stagnation Attacking the Spleen and Stomach with a stifling sensation in the chest, belching, flank distention and anorexia. Yue Ji Hua enters the Liver channel alone and is stronger at moving Blood. It can reduce swelling and resolve toxicity to treat sores due to Qi and Blood Stagnation Transforming into Fire and treats scrofula.