Simple Herbal Extracts | Sichuan Teasel Root


Sichuan Teasel Root

Botanical Name

Dipsacus asper

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Japanese Teasel is used in Chinese medicine as a kidney yang tonic. The root is astringent, styptic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. It can be used internally and topically for lower back pain, stiff joints, arthritis,  and trauma injuries. Dipsacus can also be of benefit for menorrhagia, leucorrhea, frequent urination, impotence, and deficient hypertension.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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