Traditional Chinese Medicine/Gao Ben

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Chinese lovage root, ligusticum root

(Chinese name: 藁本)

Taste & Temperature:

Channels:

  • Foot Tai Yang of Urinary Bladder

Actions & Indications:

  • disperse Wind-Cold (Warm & Spicy)
  • Expel Wind-Cold-Damp
  • Stop headache
  • Jue Yin headache (vertex)

Contraindications:

  • Qi & Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating
  • Blood/Yin deficiency, because it's drying

Caution:

  • Yin syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection

Dosage:

  • 1-3 qian (3-9 grams)

Similar Actions to:

  • Qiang Huo - specialist Tai Yang headache; upper body Wind-Damp Bi pain
  • Bai Zhi - specialist Yang Ming headache, toothache, nasal congestion

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