E Zhu - Zeodoaria Rhizome

TCM Materia Medica

E Zhu TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "e zhu" which in english is "zeodoaria rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) 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:

  • Dosage: 3-9g

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

  • Breaks up blood stasis, promotes movement of Qi, alleviates pain - abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, abdominal masses, epigastric masses due to blood stasis.
  • Dissolve food stagnation, accumulations.

E Zhu has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Do Not Use During Pregnancy

As noted above, e zhu is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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