Pinyin: pian jiang huang
ENGLISH NAME: Turmeric
LATIN NAME: Wenyujin Rhizoma Concisum
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
Channels Entered: Spleen, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Activates Blood Circulation, Eliminates Blood Stasis
2. Opens Channels and Collaterals to Relieve Pain
3. Reduces Swelling
3 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use Jiang Huang with caution in deficiency patients, or those who have no symptoms of blood stagnation.
• Jiang Huang is contraindicated during pregnancy.