Chinese Herb: Wu Yao (Lindera Root), Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae

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Chinese Herb: Wu Yao (Lindera Root), Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae

Herb 15 of 19 in Herbs that Regulate the Qi

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

Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Overdose should be avoided along with long term use
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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

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.