Pungent, bitter and warm
Liver and spleen
1. To invigorate blood and promote qi circulation; 2. To promote menstruation and stop pain
1. Qi and blood stagnation manifested as chest pain, hypochondriac pain, amenorrhea and abdominal pain. Turmeric (Jiang Huang) is used with Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui), Curcuma root (Yu Jin), Cyperus tuber (Xiang Fu) and Corydalis tuber (Yan Hu Suo).2.Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rigid neck, shoulder pain and motor impairment of the limbs. Turmeric (Jianghuang) is used with Notopterygium root (Qiang Huo) and Chinese angelica root (Danggui) in the formula Shujing Tang.