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Huai Niu Xi #1035.2M

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Pin Ying Name: Huai Niu Xi

Chinese Name: 淮牛膝

English Name: Achyranthes

Latin Name: Achyranthis Bidentatae, Radix

Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Sour
Neutral
Liver
Kidney
6-16g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Invigorates the Blood and expels Blood Stasis

  • Blood Stasis with dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea and retained lochia
  • Pain due to trauma

Nourishes Liver and Kidney Yin, strengthens the sinews and bones and benefits the joints

  • Low back and knee pain and soreness due to Kidney and Liver Deficiency

Descends Blood and Fire

  • Blood Heat in the Upper Jiao with epistaxis, hematemesis and bleeding gums
  • Yin Deficiency with Empty Fire Rising with toothaches
  • Liver Yang Rising or Liver Fire with dizziness, headache and blurred vision

Clears Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao

  • Damp-Heat Pouring Downward with knee pain, or lower back painful obstruction
  • As an auxiliary for painful urinary dysfunction (Lin) or vaginal discharge, especially for Stone Lin with lower back pain and bloody urine
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated in those with diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated in those with weak Yuan Qi with menorrhagia or spermatorrhea.