Chang Shan - Dichroa Root

TCM Materia Medica

Chang Shan TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "chang shan" which in english is "dichroa root", is categorized within the "herbs that expel parasites" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, liver and lung channels and exhibits acrid, 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: 3-9g

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

  • Checks malarial conditions.
  • Induces vomiting to expel phlegm in the chest.

As noted above, chang shan is within the herbs that expel parasites functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... herbs in this category are used to remove a variety of parasites and associated symptoms. roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms para-umbilical …)".

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