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:

  • Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan - HBW
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    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:

  • Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) - Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus con…
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  • Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha) - Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - f…
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  • Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) - Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis…
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  • Fang Feng (Ledebouriella root, siler) - Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body …
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Stem) - Expels wind and releases the exterior - useful for either w…
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  • Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root) - Release exterior, disperse cold - useful with wind-cold and…
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    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:

  • Xiao Feng Wan (Clear Wind Pill) - Itchy and red skin lesions, possibly with weeping -psoriasi…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "expel wind" are listed below.

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