TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "ba qia" which in english is "chinaroot greenbier rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that dispel wind dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits neutral (ping), sour (suan), sweet (gan) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Ba Qia has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. Ba Qia, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence liver wind.
Ba Qia may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: arthritis (bi syndromes), breast cancer, diabetes type ii, dysentary, hemorrhoids, leukorrhea, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis (ra) and/or stomach cancer
As noted above, ba qia is within the herbs that dispel wind dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... for wind-dampness from the muscle, sinews, joints, and bones; bi-syndromes. wind-predominant bi (xing bi) - pain moves from joint to join…)".