Fan Hong Hua
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
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.