Tu Niu Xi - Tuniuxi Root

TCM Materia Medica

Tu Niu Xi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "tu niu xi" which in english is "tuniuxi root", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits bitter (ku), neutral (ping) and sour (suan) 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: 15-30g

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

  • Drains fire and relieves toxicity - sore, swollen, and painful throat, especially diphtheria.
  • Clears heat toxin - abscesses and skin sores.
  • Invigorates blood and dissipates stasis - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea.

Tu Niu Xi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid During Pregnancy

As noted above, tu niu xi is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically sick. )".

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