Carthami Flos (红花)  is the dried flower of Carthamus tinctorius L., family Asteraceae (Compositae) .

Other name    
Dok-Kam-Foi (Thai name), Honghua (Chinese name), Safflower

Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Pungent; warm. Enter heart and liver channels. Invigorate the blood and unblock the channels, remove blood stasis and relieve pain.

Thai Traditional Medicine action 
Sweet, pungent. Tonify blood, heart and nerves, perspiration, emmenagogue and use for menorrhalgia, fever in children, jaundice and joint pain.

Usage and dosage   3-10 g, decoction for oral use; an appropriate amount, for external use.

* Contraindication and precaution *
Precaution in pregnant woman or patients with bleeding tendency.

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