Notopterygium Root (Qianghuo)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii|
|Botanical Name:||Notopterygium incisium Ting ex H. T. Chang
Notopterygium forbesii Boiss.
|Common Name:||Notopterygium root|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Yaoxing Lun|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The root or rhizome, is dug, in the early spring or autumn, dried and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and warm|
|Meridian:||Kidney and urinary bladder|
|Functions:||To release the exterior and disperse cold
To dispel wind and eliminate dampness
To stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-cold exterior syndrome manifested by chills, fever, headache, and sever general pain.
*Use with Ledebouriella root (Fangfeng), Dahurian angelica root (Baizhi) and Atractylodes rhizome (Cangzhu).
2. Wind-cold-damp bi syndrome manifested as joint pain and soreness and pain in the shoulders and upper back.
*Use with Ledebouriella root (Fangfeng) and Turmeric (Jianghuang).
|Cautions:||The herb is contraindicated in joint pain due to deficient blood and headache due to deficient yin.|