Pinyin: chuan xiong
ENGLISH NAME: Sichuan lovage
LATIN NAME: Chuanxiong Rhizoma
Properties: acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Activates Qi and Blood Circulation
2. Dispels Wind and Relieves Pain
3 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Acrid, warm and dispersing in nature, Chuan Xíong should not be used in cases of yin-defìcient fìre, red tongue, and dry mouth.
• Chuan Xíong should be used with caution in cases of hypermenorrhea due to its strong function to activate qi and blood circulation.