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Yu Jin (Turmeric Tuber)

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Cold Yu Jin (Tuber Curcumae)
Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Tuber Curcumae
Tone Marks:
yù jīn
Constrained Metal


  • Moves Qi and Blood, Relieves Pain
    Especially for pain do to Qi and Blood Stasis including hypochondriac pain, irregular menses, masses (especially in abdomen and hypochondriac region), traumatic injuries, and dysmenorrhea. Also for liver cirrhosis, enlarged liver and spleen
  • Clear Heat and Cool Blood
    For bleeding due to Heat in the Blood including epistaxis, hematemesis, hematuria, and epistaxis during menses
  • Clear the Heart, Open Orifices
    For Shen disturbances associated with Damp, Phlegm and Heat in the Heart with symptoms like disorientation, epilepsy, mania, anxiety, agitation, seizures, and derangement
  • Treats Jaundice, Benefits the Gallbladder
    Treats Damp-Heat jaundice and gall stones

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Caution during pregnancy
  • Do not use in patients without Qi and Blood Stagnation
  • Do not use in patients with Yin Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted


  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Chen)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

This herb antagonizes or is antagonized by: