CHUAN XIONG (川芎)

CHUAN XIONG (川芎)

Chuanxiong Rhizoma (川芎) is the dried rhizome of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort., family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae).

Other name    
Khot-Hua-Bua (Thai name), Chuanxiong (Chinese name), Szechwan Lovage Rhizome



Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Pungent; warm. Enter heart, pericardium, liver channels.


1.Chuanxiongpian: Invigorate the blood and promote flow of qi, expel wind to relieve pain.

2. Jiuchuanxiong: Stir-fried Chuanxiongpian with wine changes the direction of action to ascent to the head, increase blood flow, relieve pains.


Thai Traditional Medicine action
Sweet and oily taste, used as antiflatulant, promote circulation.


Usage and dosage  3-9 g, decoction for oral use.


* Contraindication and precaution *
Chuanxiong Rhizoma is warm and dry in nature, it should be used with caution in cases with yin-deficiency leads to hyperactivity of fire. Contraindication in pregnant women with tendency to bleed.


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