Pinyin: chuan xiong

ENGLISH NAME: Sichuan lovage

LATIN NAME: Chuanxiong Rhizoma

Pinyin: chuan xiong

Properties: acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Activates Qi and Blood Circulation

2. Dispels Wind and Relieves Pain

DOSAGE
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.