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Di Yu


Also Known As:
Blood Root, Coon Root, Indian Plant, Indian Red Paint, Pauson, Red Indian Paint, Red Puccoon, Red Root, Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria canadensis, Snakebite, Sweet Slumber, Tetterwort. Sanguinaria canadensis.
Family: Papaveraceae.




Di Yu             Properties: BITTER, SOUR  - COOL                                       Dosage: 6 – 15g.

Bloodwort Root    Meridian: LIVER, LARGE INTESTINE, STOMAC

                      -cool blood, stop bleeding in lower burner dysentery-vomit-uterine bleed

          -clears heat & generates flesh – topically for burns/carbuncles


Also Used For:

Orally, Di Yu / Bloodroot is used as an emetic, cathartic, antispasmodic, and expectorant.
Topically, Di Yu / Bloodroot is used as an irritant and debriding agent.
Dentistry, Di Yu / Bloodroot is used topically to reduce plaque.
Also in Traditional Medicine,Di Yu / Bloodroot is used for bronchitis, asthma, croup, laryngitis, pharyngitis, deficient capillary circulation, nasal polyps, rheumatism, warts, cancer (Fell technique), dental analgesic, fever, and as a general tonic.



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