Pinyin: hu zhang

ENGLISH NAME: Japanese Knotweed (Root & Rhizome)

LATIN NAME: Polygoni Cuspidati Rhizoma Et Radix

Pinyin: hu zhang

Properties: bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Liver, Gallbladder, Lung

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Activates Blood Circulation, Stops Pain

2. Clears Damp-Heat

3. Clears Heat and Eliminates Toxins

4. Dissolves Phlegm, Stops Cough

DOSAGE
10 to 30 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Hu Zhang is contraindicated in pregnancy.