Pinyin: qian nian jian
ENGLISH NAME: Homalomena
LATIN NAME: Homalomenae Rhizoma
Properties: bitter, acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Dispels Wind and Dampness. Strengthens Tendons and Bones
5 to 10 grams. Qian Nian Jian is commonly used as herbal wine, as pills, or in decoction.
There have been two reported cases of overdose of Qian Nian Jian. The adverse reactions reported following ingestion included nausea, vomiting, dizziness, convulsions, unconsciousness, and urinary and bowel incontinence. Both patients were treated with gastric lavage, followed by ingestion of a Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) decoction, and recovered shortly thereafter.