Chuan Xiong Granules, Single 2g Packet

Chuan Xiong Granules, Single 2g Packet

Chuan Xiong Granules, Single 2g Packet

Brand TCM Zone Single Herb Granule - Single Packet
Unit Size Single 2g Packet
Potency 5:1 extract granules
Taste Acrid - Bensky
Properties Warm - Bensky
Contraindications Use with caution during pregnancy, or in those who bleed easily or have profuse menses. Inappropriate for those with fire from yin deficiency or with a red, dry tongue and a dry mouth. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology Dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, difficult labor, retained lochia, headache, dizziness, painful obstruction; skin problems caused by wind - Bensky
Actions Invigorates the blood, promotes the movement of qi, expels wind, stops pain (especially useful for headaches) - Bensky
Pattern Blood Stasis, stagnant qi, externally-contracted wind disorders
Channels Entered Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium - Bensky
Chinese name Chuan Xiong Granules, 川芎
English name Chuanxiong Root, Szechuan Lovage Root, Cnidium

Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinse Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed

  • Invigorates the blood and promotes the movement of qi:  for any blood stasis pattern.  This is an important herb in gynecolody and is used for such problems as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, difficult labor, or retained lochia.  It is also indicated for patterns of stagnant qi and blood stasis with pain and soreness in the chest, flanks, and hypochondria.*
  • Expels wind and alleviates pain:  a leading herb for any externally-contracted wind disorder characterized by headache, dizziness, or painful obstruction.  Particularly useful for headaches.  Also used for a variety of skin problems caused by wind.*

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