Rhizoma Chuanxiong invigorates the blood and promotes the movement of Qi: for any blood stasis pattern. This is an important herb in gynecology and is used for such problems as sysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, difficult labor, or lochioschesis.
It expels wind and alleviates pain: a leading herb for any externally-contracted wind disorder characterized by headache, dizziness or painful. Also used for a variety of skin problems caused by wind.
It moves the Qi upward, to the follicle areas.
|Pharmaceutical name:||Radix Ligustici Chuanxiong|
|Botanical name: ||Ligusticum chuangxiong Hort. This plant is also known as L. wallichii Franch|
|Where grown:||Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunna, Shanxi, Hubei of China|
|When harvested:||summer when stems have a purple hue|
|Alternate names:||xiong qiong|
|English:||Szechuan lovage root, cnidium|
|Literal English translation:||n/a|
|Text in which first appeared:||Materia Medica for Decoctions|