- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Carthamus tinctorius
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Carthamus tinctorius in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Carthamus tinctorius
Carthamus tinctorius in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Honghua
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Safflower
Specific Name : Flos carthami
Collection : The drug is collected in summer when its colour turns from yellow to red and dried in the shade or in the sun.
Description : The drug consist of tubular flowers without ovaries, 1 - 2cm long, externally reddish-yellow or red. Corolla tube slender, 5 lobed at the apex, the lobes narrowly belt shaped, 5 - 8mm long. Stamens 5, anthers aggregated to a tube, yellowish white. Stigma long cylindrical, slightly 2 cleft. Texture pliable, odour slightly aromatic, taste slightly bitter.
Action : To activate blood circulation and stimulate menstrual discharge, and to remove blood stasis and relieve pain.
Indication : amenorrhea; dysmenorrhea; retention of lochia; formation of mass in the abdomen; traumatic injuries or sores with swelling and pain
Precautions : Used with caution in pregnancy.
Dosage : 3 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place, protected from moisture and moth.
Synonymns for Carthamus tinctorius
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Evidence or the Use of Carthamus tinctorius in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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