Pungent and warm
Liver, gall bladder and pericardium
1. To invigorate blood and promote qi circulation; 2. To expel wind and stop pain
1. Blood and qi stagnation: a) irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea-Chuan Xiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui), Red peony (Chi Shao), Cyperus tuber (Xiang Fu) and Motherwort (Yi Mu Cao); b) difficult labor-Chuangxiong, rhizome (Chuanxiog) is used with Cyathula root (Niu Xi) and Tortoise plastron (Gui Ban); c) postpartum abdominal pain-Chuanxiong rhizome (Tao Ren) and Safflower (Hong Hua); d) hypochondriac pain-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Bupleurum root (Chai Hu), Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu) and Curcuma root (Yu Jin); e) numbness of the limbs-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Red peony (Chishao), Earthworm (Di Long) and Spatholobus stem (ji Xue Teng).2.Headache: a) wind-cold headache-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Dahurian angelica root (Bai Zhi) and Asarum herb (Xi Xin) in the formula Chuanxiong Cha Tiao San; b) wind-heat headache-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Chrysanthemum flower (Ju Hua), Gypsum (Shi Gao) and White-stiff silkworm (Baijiangcan) in the formula Chuanxiong San; c) wind-damp headache-chuangxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Notopterygium root (Qiang Huo), Ligusticum root (Gao Ben) and Ledebouriella (Fang Feng) in the formula Qianghuo Shengshi Tang; d) headache due to blood stagnation-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Red peony (Chishao), Red sage root (Dan Shen) and Safflower (Honghua); e) headache due to deficient blood-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Chinese angelica root (Danggui) and White peony root (Bai Shao).3. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome (Painful joints). Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Notopterygium root (Qianghuo), Pubescent angelica root (Du Huo), Ledebouriella (Fangefeng) and Mulberry twigs (Sang Zhi)
This herbs is contraindicated during hemorrhagic diseased and during profuse menstrual flow.