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Chuan Xiong #1007

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Pin Ying Name: Chuan Xiong

Chinese Name: 川芎

English Name: Sichuan Lovage

Latin Name: Ligusticum, Rhizoma

Herbs that Regulate Blood: Herbs that Invigorate Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Warm
Liver
GallBladder
Pericardium
3-10g 1-1.5g (Powder)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Invigorates the Blood and promotes the movement of Qi

  • Blood Stasis, especially in gynecology with dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, difficult labor or retained lochia
  • Qi and Blood Stagnation with pain and soreness in the chest, flanks and hypochondria

Expels Wind and alleviates pain

  • Externally contracted Wind with headache, dizziness or painful obstruction (Bi Syndrome) - especially useful for headaches due to Wind-Heat, Wind-Cold or Blood Deficiency (depending on the combination)
  • Wind skin disorders
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those who have Yin Deficiency Fire with with a red tongue and a dry mouth.
  • Contraindicated in those who have headaches due to Liver Yang Rising, Qi Deficiency or excessive menstrual bleeding.
  • Contraindicated in those who have vomiting and dizziness from Excess.
  • Use caution with pregnancy.
  • Use caution with someone who bleeds or bruises easily.
  • Symptoms of overdose include: vomiting and dizziness.