Jiang Huang - Tumeric Rhizome

TCM Materia Medica

Jiang Huang TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "jiang huang" which in english is Jiang Huang herb"tumeric rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver, spleen and stomach 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:

  • Invigorate blood, unblock menses - chest and abdominal pain, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, pain and swelling due to trauma.
  • Promote the movement of Qi, alleviate pain - epigastric and/or abdominal pain.
  • Expel wind, promote movement of blood - wind damp painful obstruction w/blood stasis (particularly in the shoulders).

Jiang Huang may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps) and/or trauma

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, jiang huang is generally included in the following 7 formulas:

  • Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan (Coptis Clearance Pill) - Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-…
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  • Jin Gu Die Da Wan (Tendon and Bone Injury Healing) - Bruising, sprains, swelling from soft tissue injuries. Bro…
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  • Juan Bi Wan (Remove Painful Obstruction Decoction) - Wind-cold-damp bi syndromes in qi deficient patients - join…
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  • Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan (Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills) - Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collatera…
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  • Shu Gan Wan (Liver Comfort Pills) - Abdominal and/or Hypochondriac pain, cramps or spasms resul…
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  • Te Xiao Jing Zhui Tong Wan (Patent Neck Pain Relief Pills) - Stiffness, pain, and/or tightness of the neck.
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  • Zuo Gu Shen Jing Tong Wan (Sciatica Pills) - Wind-cold-damp bi syndromes with particular issues in the l…
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    As noted above, jiang huang is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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