Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Ilicis Pubescentis
Common English: Ilex Pubescentis
Hairy Holly Root
Winter Green
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cold
Phlebitis: 500g
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Invigorates the Blood and unblocks the channels and collaterals

Heart Blood Stasis with chest pain and stroke with hemiplegia

heart Qi Stagnation

Chest Bi

Clears Heat, resolves toxicity and stops coughing

Lung Heat cough

Wind-Heat cough

Swollen, painful throat

Topically, as a powder for burns

  • This herb is not recommended for Deficiency patients.
  • Contraindicated for those who tend to bleed.
  • Use with caution for patients taking anticoagulants such as heparin, warfarin (Coumadin) and enoxaparin (Lovenox) or antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin, dipyridamole (Persantine) and clopidogrel (Plavix) as concurrent use may have an additive or synergistic effect.

Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou

Ma Bo
Rz. Belamcandae
She Gan

Chest pain and hemiplegia due to Blood Stasis

Cough due to Lung Heat

Swollen, painful throat

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren
Rz. Chuan Xiong
Chuan Xiong

Sloughing ulcer

Toxic disorders

Xiong Bi, paralysis

  • This is a recent addition to the pharmacopia, first noted in the twentieth century.
  • It is said to treat the common cold due to Wind-Heat, tonsillitis, dysentery, coronary artery disease, vasculitis, erysipelas, central retinitis, uveitis, suppurative dermal disease, Buerger's disease, Angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, hypertension and thromboangitis obliterans.
  • Both Mao Dong Qing and Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen invigorate and cool the Blood. Mao Dong Qing enters the Heart and Spleen, is bitter and draining and acrid and dispersing. It is stronger at resolving toxicity, cools the Lungs, transforms Phlegm and stops cough. Dan Shen is bitter, slightly Cold, and enters the Blood levels of the Liver, Heart and Pericardium. It invigorates the Blood, transforms Stasis and tonifies and cools the Blood. It reduces swelling and eliminates irritability and is more appropriate for gynecological use than Mao Dong Qing.