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  Meadow Saffron  

Meadow saffron, also named crocus, has purplish flowers, which bloom in fall when the plant's leaves are gone. It's blooms resemble those of safflowers (of the iris family) but with six stamens instead of three. Meadow saffron is different from safflowers, (or popularly known as red flowers).

It was originally produced in Spain. Actually, Tibet doesn't produce Meadow Saffron, but it is via Tibet that the meadow saffron was introduced into China inland, hence the name "Tibetan Meadow Saffron." Nowadays, Tibet and Xinjiang have begun the trial cultivation of this highland medicine.

It should be kept in ventilated, kept in a cool and dry place, well away from sunlight.

Nature: Sweet, moist

Function and indications: Promotes circulation, restores menstrual flow, tranquilizes the mind and nourishes blood. Curative effects on menoxenia, haematemesis, amentia, amenorrhoea, postpartum hemorrhage and bellyaches as well as injuries from falls.

Dosage: Take 1.5-3g; soak it in 500 ml of white spirits for a week, to be taken regularly.

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