Pinyin: hu zhang
ENGLISH NAME: Japanese Knotweed (Root & Rhizome)
LATIN NAME: Polygoni Cuspidati Rhizoma Et Radix
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
10 to 30 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Hu Zhang is contraindicated in pregnancy.