Plum Flower Notopterygium Root
Pinyin Name: Qiang Huo
English Name: Notopterygium Root
Properties: acrid. bitter, aromatic, warm
Channels Entered: Urinary Bladder, Kidney
Exterior wind syndrome, aversion to cold, headache, muscle aches, occipital headache from wind cold, heavy headed feeling, red eyes from wind heat, joint pain from wind, cold and dampness and arthritis in upper body or limbs are some of the conditions satisfied clients have successfully used this herb for.
Primary Traditional Functions
Releases the Exterior and Dispels Cold
Ascending and dispersing in nature Qiang Huo strongly functions to release the exterior by dispelling cold and dampness in the channels. It is best for occipital headache or pain associated with feelings of heaviness, sleepiness or the lack of desire to move, all of which may be caused by dampness.
- Exterior wind-cold syndrome with aversion to cold, fever, headache and muscle aches
- Occipital headache from wind-cold without perspiration
- Heavy-headed sensations
- Red eyes from wind-heat attacking the head
Eliminates Wind, Cold and Dampness to Relieve Pain
Bi Zheng (Painful obstruction syndrome, arthritis) due to wind, cold and dampness. Exterior pathogens obstruct the normal circulation of qi and blood leading to pain and spasms of the affected area. It is most effective int he upper body.
- Muscle aches and joint pain caused by wind, cold and dampness
- Arthritis of the upper body or limbs
- Wind-damp headache
- General arthritis
Typical Usage of Concentrated Extract
1/2 to 2 grams per day or as directed by your health practitioner.
Cautions & Contraindications
- Qiang Huo is contraindicated for people having febrile disorders, yin deficiency or muscle aches and pains caused by blood deficiency
- Qiang Huo is also contraindicated for patients with bi zheng along with red tongue and little or no tongue coating
Overdose may injure the Stomach and cause nausea and vomiting. This may be alleviated by decreasing the dosage or taking it with herbs that harmonize the Stomach such as Red Date or Ginger.
Each bottle contains 100 grams.
Notopterygium Root - Qiang Huo
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