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Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)

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Warm Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
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qiāng huó


  • 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.

Contraindications and Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.


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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: