Pinyin: gao ben

ENGLISH NAME: Chinese lovage (Root & Rhizome)

LATIN NAME: Ligustici Rhizoma Et Radix

Pinyin: gao ben

Properties: acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Urinary Bladder

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

1. Releases the Exterior and Dispels Cold
2. Dispels Wind, Cold, and Damp and Relieves Pain

DOSAGE
3 to 10 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS

Use of Gao Ben is contraindicated in patients with heat symptoms, or headache caused by blood deficiency or Liver yang rising.

Gao Ben is acrid and warm and may damage the yin. Yin deficient patients should use this herb with caution.

Long-term use of Gao Ben is not recommended.