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 Introduction To Sanguisorba Root (di yu) 









Sanguisorba Root (di yu)

Radix Sanguisorbae


Properties: The herb is bitter and sour in flavour, slightly cold in nature, and acts on the liver, stomach and large intestine channels. Being slightly cold for clearing heat and sour for astringency, it is mainly used for cooling blood to stop bleeding by astringency. Being bitter and cold for sinking and lowering, and mainly acting on the lower jiao, the herb is indicated for many kinds of bleeding due to blood-heat, and particularly more often used to treat hemorrhoidal bleeding and hemafecia.

Effects: Clearing heat from blood to stop bleeding, poison antidotal and astringing for skin sore.


1. The herb is often used in combination with sophora fruit, scutellaria root and other herbs for clearing the bowels an cooling blood to stop bleeding, such as Huaijiao Pill, to treat hemafecia and hemorrhoidal bleeding due to excessive heat in the large intestine; and with dried rehmannia root, scutellaria root, cat-tail pollen, moutan bark and other herbs for cooling blood to stop bleeding, to treat metrorrhagia and metrostaxis due to blood-heat.

2. To treat carbuncle, septicemic sore, damp sore and eczema, the herb powder can be mixed with water for external application, or decocted for external lotion. To treat scald and burn, the herb with rhubarb, borneol, Chinese angelica root, sesame oil and other medicines can be made into ointment for external application.

In addition, the herb can also be used to treat dysentery due to damp-heat.

Dosage and Administration: 10-15g. An appropriate amount for external application.

Precautions: The herb should not be applied externally to large areas burns in order to prevent from toxic hepatitis caused by the absorption of hydrolytic tannin contained in the herb.





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Sanguisorba Root (di yu) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice 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 Sanguisorba Root (di yu) 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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