Pinyin: xu chang qing

ENGLISH NAME: Paniculate swallowwort root

LATIN NAME: Cynanchi Paniculati Radix Et Rhizoma

Pinyin: xu chang qing

Properties: acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Stomach


CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dispels Wind and Relieves Pain

2. Relieves Itching and Eliminates Toxins

DOSAGE
3 to 10 grams in decoction, 1.5 to 3 grams in powdered form. Xu Chang Qing may be prescribed up to 10 to 20 grams when the entire plant is used. Because this herb is aromatic or acrid in nature, it should not be cooked for a prolonged period of time.