Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Agrimoniae
Common English: Agrimony
Furry Agrimony
Hairyvein Agrimonia Herb and Bud
Herbs that Regulate Blood: Herbs that Stop Bleeding
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
(Large Intestine)
(Smalll Intestine)
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Astringes leakage of Blood and stops bleeding

Various types of bleeding such as hematemesis, hemoptysis, epistaxis, bleeding gums, hematuria, intestinal bleeding and uterine bleeding

With appropriate herbs, it can be used for bleeding due to Heat, Cold Excess or Deficiency

Astringes diarrhea and dysentery

Chronic diarrhea and dysentery

Kills parasites

Trichomonas vaginitis (topical), tapeworm and malarial disorders (internal)

Tonifies Qi and Blood

Qi and Blood Deficiencies due to overexertion

Reduces swelling and eliminates pus

The vine is used topically or internally, treats breast abscesses, swellings and ulcerations
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat or Excess Fire.
  • This herb may cause nausea and vomiting or palpitations and flushing.
  • Do not use is cases of acute diarrhea or dysentery as it may contribute to retention of pathogens.
  • This herb contains vitamin K which may reduce the anticoagulant effect of warfarin (Coumadin). While concurrent use of this herb is not contraindicated, it should be used with caution in order to prevent clots.

Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao

Flos Sophorae Immaturus
Huai Hua Mi

Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen

Peptic ulcer with abdominal pain, and dark, bloody stool.

Uterine bleeding.



Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen

Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Ou Jie

Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang



Epistaxis, hematemesis or hemoptysis due to internal Heat and exhausted Yin.

Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao

Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua
Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu

Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu

Hemoptysis due to Lung Yin Deficiency.

Many types of bleeding disorders such as hemoptysis, Intestinal Wind with Blood in the stool, hematuria, bleeding during pregnancy and metrorrhagia, especially when bleeding is due to Yin and Blood Deficiency.


Bloody diarrhea or dysenteric disorders.

Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang

Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen

Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Ou Jie

Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang
Hb. sive Rx. Cirsii Japonici
Da Ji

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Rz. Zingiberis Preparata
Pao Jiang

Epistaxis, hemoptysis or hematemesis due to Yin Deficiency with Heat.


Profuse menstrual bleeding with a sallow-yellow complexion, a pale tongue and a thready and weak pulse.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Imperatae
Bai Mao Gen
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Charred Rx. Rubiae
Qian Cao
Charred Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi

Fr. Jujube (50-100g)
Da Zao

Arillus Longan
Long Yang Rou
Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi

Thrombocytopenic purpura. (use 30 to 60g of Xian He Cao)

Use 50g Xian He Cao. Drink the decoction and eat the Da Zao for fatigue and lack of energy with a normal appetite.

Qi and Blood Deficiencies with fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness and weak low back and knees.

  1. Some sources say that this herb promotes coagulation of Blood, cools the Blood and disperses stagnant Blood.
  2. It is also said that it increases blood pressure.
  3. It is also said to circulate Qi, invigorate the Blood and resolve abdominal masses with distention.
  4. This herb is usually used singly or combined with Flos Sophorae Huai Hua and Rx. Sanguisorbae Di Yu.
  5. This herb is weaker than Rz. Bletillae Bai Ji.
  6. It can be used by itself or in combination to stop bleeding.
  7. It can be used alone for chronic diarrhea or dysentery with mucus and Blood.
  8. It can be used alone for hematemesis or hemoptysis fro Heat injuring the Stomach or Lungs.
  9. For malaria use 9g of powdered Xian He Cao with grain-based liquor and a large quantity of warm water once a day.
  10. Use this herb topically for trichomonas vaginitis.
  11. This herb has shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells aids in the growth of normal cells.
  12. It has also shown to have a notable analgesic effect.
  13. Some sources say that this herb resolves toxicity, reduces Food Stagnation, eases fullness in the Middle, descends Qi , treats upset Stomach, belching throat Bi, Intestinal Wind with pus and Blood, jaundice and reduces abscesses, deep-rooted sores and swollen hemorrhoids.
  14. For trichomonas vaginitis, use the young, fresh stems as an external wash or douche.
  15. For acute mastitis, decoct 30g of Xian He Cao with wine in a half-full teapot after meals.
  16. It is said to cure scrofula.
  17. For Meniere's syndrome, take 60g of this herb decocted in water, twice daily.
  18. One source says that this herb cures dyspepsia, abdominal distention, regurgitation, dysphagia, throat inflammation, pulmonary abscess, hemorrhoids and hematemesis.
  19. One source says that it is the best herb for resolving and dissipating abdominal masses with distention.
  20. This herb is also said to be effective for "incurable" dysphagia and regurgitation.
  21. As a Qi tonic use 30g plus ten red dates Hong Zao in a strong decoction as a tea throughout the day.
  22. It has also been used for bleeding ulcers in the duodenum or Stomach.
  23. Xian He Cao, Rz. Bletillae Bai Ji, and Fol. Callicarpae Formosanae Zi Zhu all restrain and inhibit bleeding. Bai Ji is the strongest, Xian He Cao is next, and Zi Zhu is the weakest. In terms of cooling Heat, Zi Zhu is the strongest, Bai Ji is next and Xian He Cao is the weakest.