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Introduction To Japanese Thistle (da ji)









                                          Japanese Thistle (da ji)                                 

Herba seu Radix Japonici


Properties: The herb is sweet and bitter in flavour, cool in nature, and acts on the heart and liver channels. Being sweet and cool for clearing heat, and acting on blood for clearing heart from blood to stop bleeding, the drug is indicated for many kinds of bleeding due to blood-heat. Being for purgating toxic substances and eliminating swelling, the herb can be used to treat skin and external diseases due to toxic heat.

Effects: Clearing heat from blood to stop bleeding, and toxins to eliminate swelling.


1. To treat epistaxis, haematemesis, hematuria, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, and many other kinds of bleeding due to blood-heat, the herb is often used in combination with capejasmine, rhubarb, field thistle, cogongrass rhizome, rubia root and other herbs for clearing heat from blood to stop bleeding, such as Shihui Powder.

2. To treat skin and external diseases due to toxic heat, the fresh herb can be pounded to take its juice for oral medication, or mashed for external application, or used in combination with dandelion herb, Chinese violet, honeysuckle flower and other herbs for clearing heat and toxins.

In recent years, the herb is often used to treat hepatitis, nephritis, hypertension and other diseases.

Dosage and Administration: 10-16g. 30-60g for raw herb.





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Japanese Thistle (da ji) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 15 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, once a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Japanese Thistle (da ji) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.


If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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