Chuan Xiong - 川芎 - Chuanxiong Rhizome
What is Chuan Xiong?
Chuan Xiong, also known as Szechuan lovage root, is a traditional Chinese herb derived from the root of the Ligusticum striatum plant species. Chuan Xiong is native to East Asia.
What are the benefits of Chuan Xiong?
Among its many benefits in traditional Chinese medicine, Chuan Xiong invigorates the blood, eliminates stasis, moves qi, opens stagnation and dispels wind.
Chuan Xiong also relieves pain due to blood stasis, making it particularly beneficial for menstrual issues like cramping and irregularity.
What is the dosage and method for taking Chuan Xiong?
Chuan Xiong is generally taken as part of a balanced formula in conjunction with other herbs. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.
Chuan Xiong may be taken in capsule form or loose granules. Granules dissolve best in very hot water.
When can I expect to see results?
Chuan Xiong typically starts to take effect within days. However, like all treatments, its efficacy can vary from person to person.
Does Chuan Xiong have any side effects?
While Chuan Xiong is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause side effects in some individuals. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or postpartum as well as people with liver disease, should avoid or use Chuan Xiong with caution.
As with any Chinese herb, we recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about Chuan Xiong before any course of treatment is started.
Where to buy Chuan Xiong
For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Chuan Xiong granules in 100g bottles.
If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Chuan Xiong, look for suppliers who provide clear information about the product's origin, purity, and testing procedures to ensure you're getting a high-quality product. Please read Where to Buy Chinese Herbs Safely for more tips on how to source herbs safely.
Chuan Xiong from Treasure of the East is:
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Chinese Name: 川芎, Chuan Xiong
English Name: Chuanxiong Rhizome, Szechuan lovage root
Korean Name: 천궁
Latin Name: Chuanxiong Rhizoma
Certifications: Kosher, Halal
Potency: Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract; concentrated 5:1; granules (100g/bottle).
Properties: Acrid; warm.
Functions: Invigorates the blood, eliminates stasis, moves qi, opens stagnation, dispels wind, relieves painful stasis.
Dao Di (Origin): Sichuan Province, Chengdu City, Pengzhou City
Available in: 100g granules
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