Pinyin: wu yao
ENGLISH NAME: Lindera root
LATIN NAME: Linderae Radix
Properties: acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Lung, Spleen
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Regulates Qi and Relieves Pain
2. Warms the Kidney, Disperses Cold
3 to 10 grams. Wu Yao may be used in herbal decoction or pills.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• The use of this acrid, warm and drying herb may consume qi and blood. Thus, Wu Yao is not recommended in cases of qi and blood deficiencies or in patients who have interior heat.