Rhizoma Chuanxiong

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
Szechuan lovage root, cnidium
Literal English translation:n/a
Properties:bitter,slightly cold
Text in which first appeared: Materia Medica for Decoctions

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