QiangHuo.jpgQiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)

Category: Acrid Warm Herbs to Release the Exterior
Nature: Warm Flavor: acrid, bitter, aromatic
Channels: UB, KI

Functions: relieves exterior syndrome by dispersing cold, eliminate wind & damp to stop pain
Guiding Herb into Taiyang layer, Guides to upper body
Ind: 1. headache & body aches w/ fever, aversion to cold due to cold-wind attack
2. Pain and aches over limbs, shoulder & back, esp. in upper part of body

Dose 3 -10g.
Contra: SP & ST def., Yin def.