Traditional Chinese Medicine/Ku-Bitter

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  • clears Heat
  • sedates and hardens
  • clears Damp-Heat
  • subdues Rebellious Qi

List of Bitter Herbs[edit | edit source]


Name Latin Chinese Pinyin English
Ma Huang Herba Ephedrae 麻黄 má huáng Hemp
Qiang Huo Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii 羌活 qiāng huó Rhizome and root of Notopterygium incisum Ting ex H.T. Chang or Notopterygium forbesii Boiss [1]


Clear Heat & Purge Fire:

Clear Blood-Heat:

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Guang-Sheng Qian, Qing Wang, Kelvin Sze-Yin Leung, Yong Qin, Zhongzhen Zhao, Zhi-Hong Jiang, "Quality assessment of Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii by HPTLC and HPLC fingerprinting and HPLC quantitative analysis", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Volume 44, Issue 3, 27 July 2007, Pages 812-817.