Thrombocytopenia occurring in the absence of toxic exposure or a disease associated with decreased platelets. It is mediated by immune mechanisms, in most cases IMMUNOGLOBULIN G autoantibodies which attach to platelets and subsequently undergo destruction by macrophages. The disease is seen in acute (affecting children) and chronic (adult) forms.

The recommended herbs are:

Cornu Bubali,                                                 Radix Rehmanniae,

Rhizoma Anemarrhemae,                              Gypsum Fibrosum,

Radix Ophiopogonis,                                     Cortex Moutan,

Herba seu Radix Cirsii Japonici,                    Ostrea,

Semen Persicae,                                             Flos Carthami, etc.