Blood Strengthening Herbs

There are many blood conditions in our world today and some times we need a little all natural help. But, before you use any of these herbs you should talk to your doctor about any allergies that you may have and the recommended doses if you are on any medication. Some people much prefer herbs and natural remedies to pills and chemicals and if you are that person then I have some tips for you.

Anemia with dizziness and palpitation; menstrual disorders, amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal; constipation; rheumatic arthralgia; traumatic injuries; carbuncles, boils and sores. These are only naming a few of the problems that many people around the world face. The following herbs can help with strengthening your blood and improving circulation.


Dang Gui, also known as Radix Angelicae Sinensis, is used to enrich blood, activate blood circulation, regulate menstruation, relieve pain, relax bowels and stimulate menstrual discharge.

� Replenishing blood and regulating menstruation. It is efficacious in the treatment of flaccidity and pale complexion, vertigo, palpitation, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea due to blood deficiency

� Promoting blood circulation to stop pain. It is efficacious for such conditions as traumatic injury, carbuncle, cellulitis, sore, ulcer and other skin and external diseases, arthralgia due to pathogenic wind-dampness, and abdominal pain due to stagnation of blood during menstruation and delivery.

� Loosing the bowels to relieve constipation. It is efficacious for constipation due to the dryness of bowels and blood deficiency

The raw Chinese angelica root (slices) is more widely used for enriching the blood and loosing the bowels, while the liquored Chinese angelica root is more qualified for promoting blood circulation in the body and restoring menstrual flow in women. Most herbal sites often say that this is the best herb for menstrual disorders which plague about 50% of women today.


He Shou Wu, also known as Radix Polygoni Multiflori, is used to neutralize toxicity, to cure carbuncles, and to relax bowels. For problems such as; Lymphadentitis, carbuncles, urticaria with itching; constipation and hyperlipemia.

� Fleece-flower root is efficacious in the treatment of toxicosis, inflammation and constipation. It is mainly used in the treatment of abscess, scrofula, sores and carbuncle, rubella, constipation and hyperlipemia.

� Processed fleece-flower root has the function of invigorating the liver and kidney, replenishing vital essence and blood, nourishing the hair and strengthening the bones and muscles. . It is usually used to treat conditions as deficiency of blood with pale complexion, dizziness and tinnitus, early whitening of beard and hair, weakness in loins and knees, numbness of the extremities, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, excess leukorrhra, weakness due to lingering malaria, and hyperlipemia. Frequent administration of the drug alone can cure dyszoospermia

*According to many herbal sites, this particular root has been effective against high blood pressure and hardening of the veins and arteries


Dan Shen, also known as Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, is used to remove blood stasis and relieve pain, to promote the flow of blood and stimulate menstrual discharge, and also to ease the mind. Menstrual disorders, like amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea; mass formation in the abdomen; pricking pain in the chest and abdomen, pain in severe arthritis and subcutaneous infection; fidgets and insomnia; hepatosplenomegaly; and angina pectoris.

� Promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis. It is used to cure stasis due to blood-heat, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, mass in the abdomen, postpartum lochiorrheaand other syndromes. It can also be administered for treatment of angina pectoris in coronary heart disease, hypochondriac pain due to stagnation of the liver-qi, and stomachache due to blood stasis and sluggish flow of qi.

� Relieving restlessness and tranquilizing the mind. It is used to cure impairment of ying (the vessels in which blood and qi are lodged) during the course of febrile diseases, vexation and insomnia. Liquor infusion of red sage root taken before retiring to bed can cure neurasthenia.

� Subduing swelling and relieving pain. It is used to subdue swelling and relieve pain in carbuncles, sores and other skin and external diseases, swelling and pain of the joints and muscles due to arthritis of heat type, etc.

It can be administered for the treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans and hypertension and is most commonly used in blood-related disorders in women. It is also antiphlogistic to the liver, excellent for coronary diseases


Shu Di Huang, also known as Radix Rehmanniae Preparata, is used to nourish yin and replenish blood, reinforce the essence of life and marrow. Yin deficiency of liver and kidney, aching and weakness of the loins and knees, hectic fever and bone-heat, night sweat, emission, palpitation, menoxenia, uterine bleeding, dizziness, tinnitus, white hair and beard at a young age.

� Nourishing blood to regulate menstruation. In treating dizziness, palpitation, metrorrhagia, metrostaxis, irregular menstruation etc. due to deficiency of blood in the heart and liver, the herb can be used in combination with Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Rhizoma Dioscoreae, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, etc.

� Nourishing the kidney to replenish Yin. In treating hectic fever, afternoon fever, spontaneous sweating, seminal emission, lassitude of the low back and knee, diabetes, etc. due to deficiency of the kidney-Yin, the herb is often used in combination with Fructus Corni, Rhizoma Dioscoreae or Rhizoma Anemarrhenae, Plastrum Testudinis, etc.
The herb is thick and sticky in nature and is likely to generate dampness and disturb the normal function of the stomach. Therefore, it is contraindicated for those with deficiency of the spleen and presence of dampness, or with profuse sputum and stasis of Qi.


Qin Jiao, also known as Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae, is used to relieve rheumatic condition, and to remove damp-heat. In cases such as Rheumatic or rheumatoid arthritis with muscular contracture and severe joint pain; fever recurring daily in the afternoon, fever in infants with malnutrition

� Dispelling wind to relieving pain. To treat either arthralgia due to wind and dampness, marked by contracture of joints, disorder of the movement of the tendons and bones, or arthralgia due to invasion by wind, it is often used with Radix Angelicae Pubescentis, Radix Ledebouriellae, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Radix Stephaniae Tetrandrae, Cortex Erythrinae, etc.

� Relieving asthenic heat to treat hectic fever. To treat hectic fever, it is often used with Herba Artemisiae Chinghao, Cortex Lycii Radicis, Carapax Trionycis, etc.

It can also produce the effects of resolving damp-heat and facilitating urination and defecation, therefore it can be used in treating jaundice due to damp-heat and relieving fresh bloody stools.


Chuan Xiong, also known as Rhizoma Chuanxiong, is used to promote the flow of blood and qi, dispel wind and relieve pain. Widely used for Menstrual disorders, amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal; abdominal pain with mass formation; pricking pain in the chest and costal regions; swelling and pain due to traumatic injury; headache; rheumatic arthralgia

� Promoting blood and qi circulation. It is usually prescribed for patients with irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, retention of placenta, dystocia, etc. The drug serves as one of the key medicinal herbs in the treatment of woman diseases. However, it can not be used for long. It is also prescribed for patients with stagnant swelling caused by injury, hypochondriac pain due to depressed qi, carbuncles and boil. In recent years, it is applied to the treatment of coronary heart disease and angina pectoris.

� Dispelling pathogenic wind and relieving pain. The herb is often prescribed for patients with headache, body pain and arthritis. This is a nice medicine for headache and usually used together with other medical options to treat headache, migraine and overall headache caused by pathogenic wind and cold, or headache due to pathogenic wind-heat. It is also applied in the treatment of arthralgia due to wind-cold dampness, muscular contracture and pain of the limbs.


Tao Ren, also known as Semen Persicae, it is used to promote blood circulation, to eliminate phlegm, and to relax the bowels. For Amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal, mass formation in the abdomen, traumatic injuries; constipation

� Removing blood stasis and promoting blood circulation. This herb can be used to treat amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, abdominal masses, etc. which are due to stasis of blood. The drug is often used in combination with Flos Carthami, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Rehmanniae Praeparata, Radix Paeoniae Alba, ect. In treating traumatic injury manifested by pain due to stasis of blood, the circulation and subduing swelling such as Flos Carthami, Squama Manitis, Rhizoma Rhei, etc. In treating peri- appendicular abscess, the herb is often used in combination with Radix et Rhzoma Rhei, Cortex Moutan Radicis,etc.

� Moistening the intestine and ralaxing the bowels. This drug can be used to treat constipation due dry intestine, and is often used in combination with Semen Armeniacae Amarum, Fructus Cannabis, etc. Besides,the drug can also be used in combination with Semen Armeniacae Amarum to treat cough due to abnormal rising of Qi. In recent years it is also used to treat pulmonary abscess, acute appendicitis,etc.
According to studies on this herb it is also effective against high blood pressure and chronic appendicitis;** high doses are toxic

So, depending on the issues you have when it comes to your blood, it is good to know that there are some healthier elements that you can take to relieve your symptoms and get relief from that which pains you. Pills should be used as a last resort; natural remedies should be taken more seriously as side effects rarely occur when used properly unless an allergy is present.

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