Bai Tou Weng - Chinese Anemone Root, Pulsatilla

TCM Materia Medica

Bai Tou Weng TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "bai tou weng" which in english is Bai Tou Weng herb"chinese anemone root, pulsatilla", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine, liver and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) 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:

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Clears heat and relieves fire toxicity - dysentery due to damp-heat in the stomach or intestines.

A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. Bai Tou Weng, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence large intestine damp heat and/or spleen and stomach damp heat.

As noted above, bai tou weng is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically sick. )".

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