Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)

Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)

Herb 9 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Warm Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Channels:
BL, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Chinese:
羌活
Tone Marks:
qiāng huó
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

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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