INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Caulis Impatientis
Common English: Garden Balsam Stem
Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness and Reduce Pain (Anti-Rheumatics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Slightly Sweet
Acrid
Cool
(Warm)
(Slightly Toxic)
Liver
Spleen
Kidney
9-20g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Invigorates Blood circulation, breaks up Blood Stasis, reduces swelling and generates flesh

External and traumatic injuries with bruising, swelling, inflammation and pain

Clears Heat, eliminates toxins, cools the Blood and relieves pain

Toxic sores, burns, carbuncles and swellings (topical)

Drains Damp-Heat

Acute jaundice

Hepatitis

Dispels Wind and Dampness and relaxes the muscles and sinews

Arthritis and arthralgia

Muscle and bone contracture

Beriberi due to Cold-Dampness

Tinea

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Olibanum
Ru Xiang
Myrrh
Mo Yao
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua

Rz. Atractylodis
Cang Zhu
Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis
Hou Po
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Rx. Gentianae
Long Dan Cao
SP. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Trauma-related pain and bleeding.

Hematemesis, abnormal uterine bleeding, epistaxis and hematuria due to Heat.

Acute jaundice with hepatitis, fever anorexia and hepatomegaly.

  1. There are two other herbs with the Pinyin names Tou Gu Cao; Caulis Speranskiae Tuberculata and Caulis Leptostachya.