What is Anomala?
Anomala, also known as Artemisiae Anomalae in Latin, Liu Ji Nu in Pin Yin and 劉寄奴 in Chinese, is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that is commonly used to treat a variety of conditions related to blood stasis, food accumulation, and food stagnation.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Anomala is often used to treat patterns of blood stasis, food accumulation, and food stagnation. These patterns are characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, and difficulty with bowel movements.
Anomala is particularly effective in treating conditions related to blood stasis, or the obstruction of blood flow. This herb is believed to have the ability to break up blood clots and promote proper circulation, making it useful for treating conditions such as menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, and other types of pain that may be caused by blood stasis.
Anomala is also commonly used to treat patterns of food accumulation, or the accumulation of undigested food in the digestive system. This herb is believed to have the ability to reduce accumulation and promote proper digestion, making it useful for treating symptoms such as indigestion, bloating, and constipation.
In addition to treating patterns of blood stasis and food accumulation, Anomala is also effective in treating patterns of food stagnation, or the stagnation of qi flow in the body. This herb is believed to have the ability to break up stagnant qi and promote proper flow, making it useful for treating symptoms such as abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel movements.
It is important to note that Anomala may not be suitable for everyone, and there are certain contraindications to consider before using this herb. For example, Anomala should be used with caution in individuals with bleeding disorders or who are taking blood thinning medications, as it may increase the risk of bleeding. Additionally, this herb should be avoided during pregnancy.
Anomala is made from 100% Liu Ji Nu, a bitter and warm medicinal herb.
The primary treatment principles of Anomala include:
- Breaking blood stasis
- Reducing accumulation
- Reducing food stagnation
- Dispelling blood stasis
- Alleviating pain
- Transforming accumulation
Anomala is believed to affect the heart and spleen channels, with 50% of its effects attributed to each channel. This herb is warm in nature and has a bitter taste.