Pungent and warm
Heart and liver
1. To invigorate blood and release stagnation; 2. To promote menstruation
Blood stagnation manifested as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain and pain and swelling due to external. Safflower (Hong Hua) is used with peach seed (Tao Ren), Chinee angelica root (Chi Shao) is the formula Tao Hong Siwu Tang.
This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy.