Huai Hua (Flos Sophorae Japonicae)

Common Name: Japanese pagoda tree flower
TCM Category: Stop Bleeding
TCM Functions: Clears Heat, cools the Blood and stops bleeding.
Relevant Pharmacological Effects*: Laboratory studies indicate that Huai Hua has hemostatic and anti-inflammatory actions. Certain constituents found in Huai Hua have also been shown to maintain the integrity of capillaries and improve capillary flexibility. One constituent also has been used effectively to treat frostbite.

*Listed pharmacological effects and information about laboratory studies come from Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology by John Chen and Tina Chen.