Fan Hong Hua

Fan Hong Hua written in Chinese

Pinyin Name: Fan Hong Hua

English Name: Flos Carthami Tinctorii

Other Names: Safflower, Saffron

Tastes: Acrid, Lightly Bitter

Origin: Henan, Hubei and Sichuan provinces in China

Health Conditions Treated with Fan Hong Hua: Depression, Weight Loss

Benefits of Fan Hong Hua:

Fan Hong Hua is native to Asia. It must be harvested during summer when the tubular flowers turn from yellow to red. It is often used to treat weight loss as it has the capacity to suppress the appetite. It can also be used as antidepressant, increase blood circulation, soften and expand arteries.

Side Effects: Fan Hong Hua is generally safe with little to no side effects.

Common TCM Herbal Formulas with Fan Hong Hua:

Fu Yuan Huo Xue Tang, Hong Lan Hua Jiu, Tao Hong Si Wu Tang, Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang.

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