Paniculate Swallowwort Root (Xuchangqing)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Radix Cynanchi paniculati|
|Botanical Name:||Cynanchum paniculatum (Bge.) Kitag.|
|Common Name:||Cynanchum Paniculatum, Paniculate Swallowwort root|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The roots, or rhizomes are dug and gathered in autumn, cleaned, dried in the shade and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver and stomach|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness
To stop pain and itching
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic joint pain, lower back pain, abdominal pain, toothache and pain due to external injuries.
*Use alone or with other herbs in accordance with clinical manifestations.
2. Eczema and measles.
*Use with Flavescent sophora root (Kushen), Broom cypress fruit (Difuzi) and Dittany bark (Baixianpi).
|Cautions:||This herb should not be boiled too long.|