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Wu Yao (Lindera Root)

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Warm Wu Yao (Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae)
Channels:
BL, KI, LU, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae
Chinese:
乌药
Tone Marks:
wū yào

Actions

  • Moves Qi and Relieves Pain
    Relieves cold and pain in the chest, abdomen, epigastric region and hypochondriac region. Also treats abdominal distension, bulging disorders and menstrual pain.
  • Warms the Kidneys, Disperses Cold
    Treats urinary frequency or incontinence along with possible weak low back with cold and soreness, pale complexion, fatigue, spermatorrhea, and profuse vaginal discharge that is clear.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use on patients with Qi and/or Blood deficiency or Interior Heat

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Overdose should be avoided along with long term use

Dosage

  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

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