Chinese Herb: Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root), Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
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Chinese Herb: Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root), Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii

Herb 8 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Warm Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Channels:
BL, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Chinese:
羌活
Tone Marks:
qiāng huó

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Releases the Exterior and Disperses Cold
    For chills, fever, headache and a heavy sensation in the body.
  • Stops Damp Bi Pain
    For Wind-Cold-Damp Bi pain, especially in the upper parts of the body, including the occiput.
  • Guides Qi to the Greater Yang and Governing Vessels
    This herb directs other herbs to regions traversed by these channels.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution in cases of blood, Yin, and exterior deficiency. Over dosage may cause nausea and vomiting.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-15 grams.
  • Part used: root or rhizome.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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