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Gao Ben #1253M

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Pin Ying Name: Gao Ben

Chinese Name: 皋本

English Name: Chinese Lovage

Latin Name: Ligustici Rhizoma Et Radix

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Herbs that Release the Exterior: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Cold Diaphoretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Warm
Bladder
Du Liver
2-10g 20g (Maximum)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Expels Wind and Cold

  • Wind-Cold, especially headache and nasal conditions
  • Alone for Wind-Cold lodged in the Tai Yang with headache involving the crown and vertex or linked to the teeth and jaw

Dispels Wind-Dampness and alleviates pain

  • Acute low back pain due to Wind-Cold
  • Wind-Damp-Cold Bi pain
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with headache due to Blood Deficiency (very drying).
  • Contraindicated for those with headache due to Liver Yang Rising.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency (very drying).
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat disorders.
  • Contraindicated for those with warm-disease headaches, fever and thirst.
  • Contraindicated for those with aching in the bones or injury from Cold in the summer.
  • Contraindicated for those with headaches from Yang disorders.
  • Contraindicated for those with Flaring Fire in postpartum Blood Deficiency.
  • Avoid Gao Ben if vertex headache is caused by a Jue Yin disorder.
  • Do not use long-term.