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

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The article gives records of the herb Carbonized Hair, its English name, Latin name, property and flavor, its source, human hair, with a detailed introduction to the features of the herb Carbonized Hair, its pharmacological actions, medicinal efficacy, and administration guide.

Crinis Carbonisatus(Carbonized Hair).

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

 Brief introduction: The herb Crinis Carbonisatus is used to stanch 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 an irregular block, black and bright, with many fine pores. The herb is light, the texture of the herb is crisp. Burn with fire it sends out the odor of burning hair, the herb tastes bitter.

 Pharmacological actions: ①.bacteriostasic activity: inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus typhi, Bacterium paratyphosum A and Shigella flexneri, etc; ②.coagulation effect.

 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: ①.Internally:4.5~9 grams; ②.Internally:prepare to finely ground herb powder,1.5~3 qian(about 4.5~9 grams), or prepare to pill. Externally:prepare to ground herb powder, mix or apply stick; ③.Internally:water decoction,5~10 grams;prepare to ground herb powder,1.5~3 grams each time. Externally:proper amount, prepare to ground herb powder and mix with oil, or prepare to paste and smear apply.

 
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