Curcuma ( 姜黄 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part of Plant Used
Spleen, Stomach, Liver
This herb is used in formulas to relieve pain, including arthritic or traumatic pain, abdominal pain, and menstrual pain (TCM: Blood or Qi stasis).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Invigorates Blood and promotes menstruation; moves Qi and alleviates pain; expels wind and moves Blood.
Common Formulas Used In
Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus; QiangHuo and Turmeric.
Cautions in Use
Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use where there is deficient Blood with no signs of stagnant Qi or congealed Blood.