Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan - Ligusticum Tea Pills

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Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "chuan xiong cha tiao wan" , 川芎茶調丸, which in english is "ligusticum tea pills", is categorized within the "expel wind" functional grouping and within the "release wind from the skin and channels" sub-category.

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

  • Headaches, primarily from wind-cold (but used with wind-heat/wind-damp), with neck stiffness, muscle aches and/or nasal discharge.
  • In certain cases may be useful for migraines, frequent headaches - particularly when they are influenced by cold weather and/or changing from warm to cold environments.
  • Rhinitis, sinusitis.

Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use only with direction during pregnancy.
  • Avoid in cases of headache from liver yang rising or deficiencies of qi and/or blood.

Our shop contains chuan xiong cha tiao wan from the following manufacturer:

($9.99) Add To Cart View Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan - HBW

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zhi (Angelica Root)

Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus congestion (particularly with green discharge), alleviates pain (especially in the head region) Resolve wind-cold symptoms especially with hea…

ViewBo He (Field Mint, Mentha)

Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat. Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewFang Feng (Ledebouriella root, siler)

Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache) Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb) Trembling hands and/or feet …

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

ViewJing Jie (Schizonepeta Stem)

Expels wind and releases the exterior - useful for either wind-cold or wind-heat Useful for boils, carbuncles, etc. in the initial stages Resolve itching (wind-heat in the blood level), may be used…

ViewQiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)

Release exterior, disperse cold - useful with wind-cold and damp associated body/joint pain Guiding herb for the GV and Tai Yang Channels

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung wind invasion - wind cold and/or lung wind invasion - wind heat.

Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: common cold, fever, headache, migraines, rhinitis and/or sinusitis

As noted above, chuan xiong cha tiao wan is within the expel wind functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "release wind from the skin and channels", which contains the following formulas:

ViewXiao Feng Wan (Clear Wind Pill)

Itchy and red skin lesions, possibly with weeping -psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc. Topical allergic response, dermatitis -poison ivy, oak, sumac. Acute [allergic] edema in the limbs.  

All formulas in the primary category of "expel wind" are listed below.

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