Chinese Herbs: Gao Ben (Straw Weed, Chinese Lovage Root), Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici Chinensis
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Chinese Herbs: Gao Ben (Straw Weed, Chinese Lovage Root), Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici Chinensis

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Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Warm Gao Ben (Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici Chinensis)
Channels:
BL
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici Chinensis
Chinese:
藁本
Tone Marks:
găo bĕn
Translation:
Ligusticum root

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Expels Wind-Cold and Stops Headache
    Used especially for vertex headache, or headache that travels from the vertex to the cheeks and teeth.
  • Expels Wind and Stops Pain
    For joint pain, arthritic pain, and abdominal pain due to wind and cold.
  • Treats Both Ends of the Du Mai
    Can treat acute lower back pain from exterior Wind-Cold invasion.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • This herb is very drYing, caution in patient's with Yin or blood Deficiency.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part Used: root and rhizome.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: