Pinyin: qiang huo
ENGLISH NAME: Notopterygium (Root & Rhizome)
LATIN NAME: Notopterygii Rhizoma Et Radix
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
Channels Entered: Urinary Bladder, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Releases the Exterior and Dispels Cold
2. Eliminates Wind, Cold and Dampness t。 Relieve Pain
3 to 10 grams. Maximum dosage of Qiang Huo is 30 grams.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Qiang Huo is contraindicated for patients having febrile disorders, yin deficiency，or muscle aches and pain because of blood deficiency.
• It is also contraindicated for patients with bí zheng (painful obstruction syndrome) who have red tongues with little or no tongue coating.