Curcuma ( 姜黄 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Curcumae

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Jiang Huang

Common English Name

Turmeric

Part of Plant Used

Root

Nature

Warm

Taste

Acrid, bitter

Meridians Entered

Spleen, Stomach, Liver

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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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.



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