- Common Bletilla Tuber
- Bletillae Rhizoma
|Medicinal Group||Astringent hemostatic medicinal|
Dried tuber of Bletilla strata (Thunb.) Reichb. f. (Fam. Orchidaceae)
|Nature and Flavors||sweet, bitter, astringent; slightly cold|
|Meridian Affinity||Liver, Lung, Stomach|
To arrest bleeding arrests bleeding by astringent action, reduce swelling and the promote tissue regeneration
Hemoptysis in pulmonary tuberculosis, hematemesis in peptic ulcer, boils and sores; chapped skin
- Shaogen Decoction (consisted of Rhizoma Bletillae) acted, in coordinating with chemo-radiotherapy, to reduce the incidence, retard the happening and shorten the retaining time of 2nd or over 2nd grade acute radiation esophagitis, and reduce the proportion of patients needing antibiotics and hormone treatment as well, showing equivalent efficacy in treating acute radiation esophagitis as Western drugs.
Incompatible with Radix Aconiti and allied drugs
- Zhang J, Zhang L, Wang J. (2010). Clinical observation on effect of shaogen decoction for the prevention and treatment of acute radiation esophagitis. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. , 30(12):1272-4.