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Hong Qu

红曲 Hong Qu
红曲 Hong Qu #

Name

Hong Qu (Red Yeast Rice)

  1. 紅曲米
  2. 紅曲
  3. Red Yeast Rice
  4. 红曲米
  5. 红曲

The Effect of Hong Qu

Property

Sweet, warm; liver, spleen, stomach and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Activate blood and resolve blood stasis, tonify the spleen and promote digestion.

Indications

Traumatic injury, food stagnation, abdominal pain due to blood stasis, bloody purulent stool, prolonged lochiorrhoea after delivery.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~15 g, or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated for spleen-yin deficiency and people without food stagnation and blood stasis.