Chinese Herb: Qian Hu (Hogfennel Root)

Chinese Herb: Qian Hu (Hogfennel Root)

Herb 13 of 19 in Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat

Slightly Cold Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Radix Peucedani
Chinese:
前胡
Tone Marks:
qián hú
Translation:
Before Barbarians
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Directs Qi Down, Dispels Phlegm
    For cough and wheezing with thick copious difficult to expectorate sputum, and chest oppression
  • Disperses and Dispels Wind-Heat
    For headache and cough with symptoms of Wind-Heat pattern

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases who take blood thinning medication. Qian Hu has known anti-platelet action
  • Do not use in cases with cough due to Yin Deficiency Fire
  • Do not use for cough and wheezing with cold, thin mucous

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

Chinese Herb Combinations:

  1. Bai Qian (Radix Et Rhizoma Cynanchi Baiqian)
  2. Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.

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