Hong Hua Chinese Carthamus Tinctorius safflower
Safflower, the name of traditional Chinese medicine. It is the dried flower of Carthamus tinctorius L. In summer, when the flowers turn from yellow to red, they are picked and dried in the shade or in the sun. It is widely cultivated all over the country. It has the effect of promoting blood circulation, dredging meridians, dispersing blood stasis and relieving pain. It is used for amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, lochia, swelling, chest pain, heart pain, abdominal pain, chest pain, injury, sore. This product is a tubular flower without ovary, 1-2cm long. The surface is reddish yellow or red. The corolla tube is slender with 5-lobed apex and 5-8mm long lobes; Stamens 5, anthers aggregated into tubular, yellow white; The stigma is long cylindrical, and the tip is slightly forked. It's soft. The air is slightly fragrant and the taste is slightly bitter.
Huoxue Tongjing, Sanyu Zhitong.
It is used for amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, lochia, swelling, chest pain, heart pain, abdominal pain, chest pain, falling injury, sore and swelling .
1. Retained placenta: same as above. Typhoid postpartum, hematic want to die: with lotus leaf, safflower, turmeric, etc., stir fry grind end. The boy urinated for two yuan（ Pang an Chang (treatise on Febrile Diseases)
2. Tongjing broken blood: old house shade tile (living) five Liang (boil paste), angelica, dry paint one or two (burn smoke), when the door two money. For the end, jujube meat and pill Wuzi big. Take 70 pills each time, and add safflower soup（《 Pick Xuanfang)
3. Postpartum blood, heart stuffy gas: Safflower one or two, for the end, divided into two services, wine two, fried one, even service. If the mouth is quiet, it is better to open the irrigation or urinate（《 The secret records of children and mothers)
Usage and dosage
Collection and processing
In summer, when the flowers turn from yellow to red, they are picked and dried in the shade or in the sun.
Remove impurities, calyx and petiole, and sieve off dust.
Store in a ventilated and dry place to prevent mildew and moth.