Pinyin: qian nian jian

ENGLISH NAME: Homalomena

LATIN NAME: Homalomenae Rhizoma

Pinyin: qian nian jian

Properties: bitter, acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Dispels Wind and Dampness. Strengthens Tendons and Bones

DOSAGE
5 to 10 grams. Qian Nian Jian is commonly used as herbal wine, as pills, or in decoction.

OVERDOSAGE
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.