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Hu Zhang #1329M

Pin Ying Name: Hu Zhang

Chinese Name: 虎杖

English Name: Japanese Knotweed

Latin Name: Polygonum Cuspidatum

Herbs that Regulate Blood: Herbs that Invigorate Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Sweet
Sour
Slightly Acrid
Astringent
Cold
Cool
Warm
Liver
GallBladder
Lung
8-30g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, unblocks the channels and stops pain

  • Amenorrhea due to Blood Stasis
  • Wind-Damp Bi
  • Traumatic injury

Clears Heat and resolves Dampness

  • Damp-Heat jaundice
  • Turbid vaginal discharge
  • Turbid, painful urinary dysfunction

Discharges toxins and disperses swelling

  • Toxic skin conditions, burns and carbuncles

Drains Heat, transforms Phlegm and stops cough

  • Lung Heat cough
  • Constipation due to clumping of Heat
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Combine with tonics to avoid harm.
  • Reported side effects are: dry mouth, bitter taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.