Huai Niu Xi (Lab Tested)

Huai Niu Xi (Lab Tested)

Huai Niu Xi (Lab Tested)

Brand NuHerbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Dosage 4.5-9 grams in decoction - Bensky
Potency 1:1
Taste Bitter, Sour - Bensky
Properties Neutral - Bensky
Contraindications Contraindicated during pregnancy or in those with excessive menstruation. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, retained lochia, post-traumatic pain; Pain and soreness in the lower back and knees; Nosebleed, vomiting blood, toothaches, bleeding gums, dizziness, headache, blurred vision due to ascendant Liver yang; Painful urinary dribbling, vaginal discharge - Bensky
Actions Breaks up blood stasis, unblocks menstruation, guides blood to descend, direct fire downward - Bensky
Pattern Blood stasis, Liver and Kidney deficiency; Chaotic movement of hot blood in the upper burner; Yin deficiency with ascending fire; Damp-heat in the lower burner - Bensky
Channels Entered Liver, Kidney - Bensky

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Chinese name Huai Niu Xi
English name Achyranthes Root; Achyranthes bidentata
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Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis:  for blood stasis patterns with such symtpoms as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and retained lochia.  Also used for post-traumatic pain.*
  • Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, strengthens the sinews and bones, and benefits the joints:  for pain and soreness affecting the lower back and knees due to deficiency.*
  • Induces the downward movement of blood and fire:  for chaotic movement of hot blood in the upper burner or yin deficiency with ascending fire.  Manifestations include nosebleed, vomiting blood, toothaches, bleeding gums.  Also for dizziness, headache, and blurred vision due to ascendent Liver yang.*
  • Clears damp-heat in the lower burner:  for cases of damp-heat pouring downward manifesting as knee pain or lower back damp painful obstruction.  It is also an auxiliary herb for painful urinary dribbling or vaginal discharge.  Especially useful for painful urinary dribbling with stones accompanied by lower back pain and bloody urine.*
Ingredients Huai Niu Xi - Achyranthes bidentata
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