Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Boehmeriae
Common English: Ramie Root
Herbs that Regulate the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding

Hemoptysis, hematemesis, epistaxis, purpura from Heat in the Blood (can be used alone in a large dosage)

Calms the fetus and prevents spontaneous abortion

Restless fetus due to Accumulation of Heat (can be used alone)

Clears Heat, cools the Blood and unblocks and facilitates the water pathways (promotes urination)

Dribbling or scanty urine due to Damp-Heat Pouring into the Bladder, dysuria, hematuria, gonorrhea, thirst (can be used alone)

Cools the Blood and resolves toxicity

Toxic sores, such as carbuncles, toxic swellings, erysipelas, back and shoulder furuncles and snakebites (apply the macerated fresh herb topically)

  • Contraindicated for those with a weak Stomach and diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with any disorder not caused by Blood Heat.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Restless fetus disorder with abdominal pain and bleeding

Toxic sores and snakebites (Internal)

Continual bleeding associated with the signs of Collapse Qi due to hemorrhage.

  • This is an important herb for restless fetus.
  • This herb is Cold in nature, enters the Blood system, and has the action of cooling Blood and stopping bleeding.
  • It is indicated for bleeding caused by Blood Heat. It can be used singly in decoction when the bleeding is not severe.
  • It is combined with other Blood-cooling hemostatics when the illness is severe.