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Review Article

The Tibetan Uterotonic Zhi Byed 11: Mechanisms of Action, Efficacy, and Historical Use for Postpartum Hemorrhage

Table 4

Uses of Zhi Byed 11 Individual Ingredients in Traditional Tibetan Medicine.

a ruLaxative [34], improves and gives positive body energy, helpful for most diseases.
bul togLaxative, synergy with lcum rtsa; downward expelling [34]
cong zhiPrevents vomiting, treats constipation [35] balances bul tog by absorbing carbonic acids [34]; treats diarrhea caused by either virus or indigestion; supports “bon” nutrition; helpful for treating fever from the endocrine system and for treating ulcers [36]
lcum rtsaTreats irregular menstruation [33]
ma nuInduces sweat and treats fever [36]; downward expelling functions [33]
ol mo’seThins coagulated blood, promotes normal menses; promotes uterine contractions, delivers baby, expels placenta, some consider the most important ingredient in ZB11 [33]. Also used to cleanse other uterine disorders [36]
rgya tshaPromotes uterine contractions, dilates cervix [33]; used to cleanse the whole body, ease urine retention, and reduce wound infections
sbrul shaDelivers baby, expels placenta [33]; and dissolves clots [37]
sdig srinDownward circulation, prevents cramping, promotes uterine contractions, dilates cervix [33]; eases urine retention and is useful for various kidney disorder [37]
sga skyaImproves blood circulation and congestion, prevents clots [33]
star buDownward expelling of blood, prevents blood clots [34]; cools down fevers and provides pain relief, prevents blood clots (mostly used for women’s disorders or lung problems) [33]

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