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Dipsacus Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
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Botanical Name
Dipsacus Asperoides, Dipsacaceae Family
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Xu Duan, Chuan Xu Duan

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Dipsacus

Excessive use may cause toxicity.
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Dipsacus is a flowering plant.
It is biennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 1.8 M.
Best used for Liver and Kidney Problems.
It is widely used to prevent Osteoporosis ( Broken Bones ) and cure Ruptured Tendons and damaged Skin ( as deep cut ).
It is available in the form of Capsules, Powders, Pills, Teas, Tinctures, Raw, Cooked and fried form of the root.
In TCM :
Dipsacus Root : Xu Duan
Meridians associated : Liver and Kidney.
Dipsacus is used as a remedy for
Depression, Exhaustion, Feeling of Despair, Low Willpower, Apathy, Feeling empty inside, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Poor memory, Lack of Consciousness, weak and pain in lower back.
Dosage: Recommended dosage is 6-20 gm per day.
For Uterine Bleeding , take fried root.
For External use , use powdered form.
Always consult your Health Care Practitioner for dosage.


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Materia Medica for Dipsacus

Dipsacus General

Dipsacus is a detox agent for the Liver and the Kidneys. Kidneys are the vital organs of our Body. Healthy Kidneys promote a healthy living.
Poor Kidney function causes decreased Blood flow to the Brain. It may lead to Dementia or Stroke.
Sapponins of Dipsacus promote Neural health; hence prevent Neuronal death. It strengthens the Brain cells. It prevents and cures Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.
It is a tonifying agent for the Kidneys. Dipsacus, when taken with herbs as Eucommia and Rehmannia helps to tonify the Kidneys and strengthen the Bones.
It is used to cure Traumatic Ecchymoma and Pain, Injury of Muscles and Bone Fracture. It relieves Blood stasis and Pain, and promotes rebuilding of Fractured Bones.
It is used to treat Pain in Loins and Knees. It is used to cure weakness of Muscles and Bones caused due to Rheumatism.
For treatment of persistent Back and Leg disorder, a group of herbs as Dipsacus, Eucommia and Rehmannia are used.
Dipsacus is a bitter Astringent. It possesses Stomach soothing properties and improves Digestion.
Powder root is used to treat Inflammation of the Skin and open Wounds.
Dipsacus root is used to treat Lyme disease and Eye irritation.
It promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the Colon.
Infusion of Dipsacus leaves is used to treat Acne.
It is used to treat Bladder Infections.
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Dipsacus for Uterine Bleeding

Use fried herb to treat bleeding in the Uterine.

Dipsacus for Internal Injury

Use wine fried root to treat Traumatic Injury and to reconnect Sinews and Bones.

Dipsacus for Liver Disorders

Use raw or cooked root of the herb to tonify the liver.
If using the root as raw then prepare a juice and take it twice a day else use cooked root, twice a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Dipsacus for Fracture

It helps in healing the Hip fractures particularly in old age.
Dry and take 1 teaspoon of Dipsacus, Rehmannia, Dong Quai, Angelica, Achyranthes and half teaspoon of Moutan, Cnidium , Carthamus and Eucommia. Make a decoction of the herbs. Take one dose of 10ml for a week.

Herbal Treatment For Dipsacus for Recurrent Miscarriage

Take Dipsacus in combination with other herbs as Viscum Coloratum, Ass Hide Glue, Cuscuta Chinensis ( Makhanio ) and Agrimonia Pilosa.
It prevents Abortion or Threatened Miscarriage accompanied by Bleeding during Pregnancy, Abnormal Bleeding from the Urine ( Metrorrhagia ) and Metrostasis caused by Kidney deficiency.
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