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General Activities
inhibit bleeding, clear heat

Sample Indications for Use
various bleeding disorders, such as hemoptysis with lung infection, urinary bleeding with urinary tract infection, rectal bleeding associated with hemorrhoids or ulcerative colitis, and uterine bleeding due to infection of fibroids

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Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Imperata 10 is designed to inhibit bleeding and is based on Ningxue Tang (Blood Calming Decoction), with agrimony, biota leaves, rehmannia, and imperata. From the traditional viewpoint, bleeding may occur when there is too much heat in the blood (treated by cooling herbs, such as raw rehmannia, scute, and imperata). The blood cooling herbs are combined with hemostatics, such as lotus node, cephalanopolus, and biota leaf. Some herbs are said to have both properties: sophora flower and sanguisorba cool blood and are hemostatic. From the modern viewpoint, there are three basic actions that the hemostatic herbs contribute: they can shorten bleeding time by promoting the coagulation of platelets at the site of bleeding; they can prevent bleeding from fragile capillaries (via the action of flavonoids, such as those found in scute); and they can inhibit infection and inflammation that leads to vessel leakage and damage (this may correspond, in part, to the cooling action of the herbs). Bleeding occurs secondary to many disorders, including lack of platelets (thrombocytopenia), ulcerative disorders of the intestines, bladder, urethra, or uterus, and lung and sinus infections. While herbal formulas to inhibit bleeding are suitable for eliminating minor bleeding or for limiting more substantial bleeding, ultimately, the disease that causes bleeding must be resolved. Some conditions, like large fibroids, will continue to produce uterine bleeding even with use of the hemostatics. Tien-chi Ginseng (Pine Mountain) can be used along with or in place of Imperata 10 as a hemostatic therapy; tien-chi (also called san-chi) is used to vitalise blood and inhibit bleeding. In general, blood vitalising therapies and hemostatic therapies can be used together.

Imperata, Agrimony, Sophora fruit, Scute, Cephalanopolus, Typha, Rehmannia, Lotus node, Sanguisorba, Biota leaves
Pin Yin
baimaogen, xianhecao, huaijiao, huangqin, xiaoji, puhuang, shengdi, oukie, diyu, cebaiye