Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Chuan Xiong
English Name: Szechuan Lovage Root

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis).
  • Expels wind and alleviates pain - headache (temporal, vertex), dizziness, painful obstructions, skin issues.
  • Headache - moves qi upward and alleviates pain; headaches due to wind, heat, cold, blood deficiency.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 3-6g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

There are currently no contraindications listed.

Staff Clinician Notes

 

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