Xu Duan (Japanese Teasel Root) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Xu Duan
English Name: Japanese Teasel Root

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Tonify liver and kidney, strengthen sinews and bones - lower back and/or knee weakness and pain, stiff joints.
  • Tonify without causing stagnation.
  • Stops uterine bleeding, calms the fetus - bleeding during pregnancy, threatened miscarriage.
  • Promote blood circulation, alleviate pain, generate flesh - traumatic injuries in the lower back and legs, external conditions such as sores.

Functional Groups (Click for Summary/Study Notes)

Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 6-21g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

There are currently no contraindications listed.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

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