Introduction of Xue Yu Tan:Carbonized Hair or Crinis Carbonisatus.

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The TCM herbalism is also known as pharmaceutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Chinese pharmaceutics, is the branch of health science dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of Chinese herbs. It is majorly composed of Introduction of Chinese Medicinals, Classification of Chinese Herbs, Formulas, and Patent medicines.

Classifications of Herbs:herbs regulating blood conditions,herbs hemostatics.

 TCM Herbs Icon10 Introduction: herbs regulating blood conditions,herbs hemostatics: the blood-regulating herbs are an agent or substance herbs that has the effects of regulating blood-including arresting bleeding and activating circulation-and tonifying blood.The herbs hemostatics or hemostatic herbs are an agent or substance that arrests bleeding, either internal or external.

 
Crinis Carbonisatus(Carbonized Hair).

Crinis Carbonisatus Pin Yin Name: Xuè Yú Tàn,Xuè Yú.
 English Name: Carbonized Hair.
 Latin Name: Crinis Carbonisatus.
 Property and flavor: neutral, bitter, puckery.

 Brief introduction: The herb Crinis Carbonisatus is used to arrest bleeding and remove blood stasis for treating various kinds of hemorrhage. It is commonly known as Crinis Carbonisatus, Carbonized Hair, Xuè Yú Tàn.

 Botanical source: Common herbal classics and other famous herbal classics defined the herb Crinis Carbonisatus(Carbonized Hair) as the Carbonized residue of human hair.

 Characters of herbs: The herb is irregular block shape, dark bright, with many fine holes. It is light and crisp. It is scorched and bitter with fire.

 Pharmacological actions: The herb Crinis Carbonisatus has been proved to have various effects: 1.bacteriostasic activity: experiment proved that the herb Carbonized Hair had an inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus typhi, Bacterium paratyphosum A and Shigella flexneri, etc. 2. Coagulation effect: the herb Carbonized Hair has the effect of shortening bleeding time and constricting mucous membrane capillaries.

 Medicinal efficacy: Hemostasis(stanch bleeding), dissipate blood stasis, diuretic and promoting granulation(promote tissue regeneration). It is indicated for hememesis(spitting blood), hemoptysis, epistaxis(nose bleeding or bleeding from five aperture or subcutaneous tissue), gingival bleeding, hematuria(blood in urine), dysentery with bloody stool, bloody stranguria(stranguria complicated by hematuria), uterine bleeding, dribbling urination with pain, carbuncle, ulcer, erysipelas, burning and scalding, traumatic bleeding, etc.

 Administration of Crinis Carbonisatus(Xuè Yú): 
 
Reference: Administration Guide of Crinis Carbonisatus(Xuè Yú)
TCM Books: Internally:4.5~9 grams(CP), Internally:grinded into fine powder,1.5~3 qian(about 4.5~9 grams), or prepare to pill. Externally:grinded into powder, mix or apply stick(DCTM), Internally:water decoction,5~10 grams;grinded into powder,1.5~3 grams each time. Externally:proper amount, grinded into powder and mix with oil, or prepare to paste and smear apply(CHMM).

 
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References:
  • 1.Introduction of Xue Yu Tan:Carbonized Hair or Crinis Carbonisatus.
  • 2.TCM Books:DCTM(Dictionary of the Chinese Traditional Medicine),CHMM(Chinese Herbal Materia Medica).

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