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Red Yeast Rice

红曲 Hong Qu
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Hong Qu (Red Yeast Rice)

  1. Hong Qu
  2. 红曲
  3. 红曲米
  4. 紅曲
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The Effect of Red Yeast Rice


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


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


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.


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