Herb 24 of 34 in
Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Chinese Herb Actions
Moves Qi and Blood, Relieves Pain, Reduces Masses
Important herb for pain off all types. For Pain in the chest, abdomen, and limbs as well as gynecological pain. Treats dysmenorrheal, coronary artery disease, irregular heart beat, and prolonged Qi and blood stagnation leading to masses. Especially for palpable masses in the abdomen and stagnation in the Xue level.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
Do not use during pregnancy
- Use caution for deficient patients
Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
- High dose can result in drowsiness, dizziness, and abdominal distention. A toxic dose of 60-120 grams results in dizziness, facial pallor, drowsiness, weakness, dyspnea, spasms, low blood pressure, weak pulse, shock, titanic convulsion, tremor, and respiratory inhibition. Possible allergic reactions include drug fever, erythema, and pruritus with nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, and numb lips and extremities.
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Chinese Herb Dosage
- 3-9 grams (Bensky)
- 3-10 grams in decoction, max of 20 grams, 1-1.5 grams in powder (Chen)
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: