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Qiang Huo #1189

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Pin Ying Name: Qiang Huo

Chinese Name: 羌活

English Name: Notopterygium

Latin Name: Notopterygii, Rhizoma Et Radix

Herbs that Release the Exterior: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Cold Diaphoretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Aromatic
Warm
Bladder
Kidney
3-10g 30g (Maximum)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Releases the Exterior and disperses Cold

  • Wind-Cold with chills, fever, headache, body aches and pains
  • Usually used when accompanied by Dampness with joint pain, a general feeling of heaviness, sleepiness or occipital pain

Expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, unblocks painful obstruction and alleviates pain

  • Wind-Cold-Damp Bi especially in the upper limbs and back

Guides Qi to the Tai Yang and Du channels

  • Directs the other herbs to the Tai Yang and Du channels
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with febrile disorders.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Deficiency arthritis.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency headaches.
  • Contraindicated for those with Exterior (Wei Qi) Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with External Invasion with dry throat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Bi syndrome with a rd tongue with little or no coat.
  • Overdose may cause nausea and vomiting.