Home > Specific Herbs > Wild Genger (Herba Asari)

Introduction

Ligusticum Sinense (Ligusticum Sinense Oliv.) GaoBen

Chuanxiong Rhizome (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong) ChuanXiong

Dahurian Angelica Root (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) BaiZhi

Evodia Fruit (Fructus Evodiae) WuZhuYu

Bupleurum Root (Radix Bupleuri) ChaiHu

Wild Genger (Herba Asari) Xixin

Atractylodes Rhizome (Rhizoma Atractylodis) CangZhu

Notopterygium Root (Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii) JiangHuo

Ledebouriella Root (Radix Ledebouriellae) FangFeng

 

 

 

    Wild Genger (Herba Asari)

    Property, Flavour: Warm, pungent.

    Channel Tropism: Acting on the lung and kidney channels.

    Effects: Dispelling wind, dispelling cold to relieve pain, warming the lungs to cleanse phlegm, clearing nose passage.

    Indications
    1. Headache, toothache, arthralgia
      1. Wind-cold type of migraine: as in Chuangxiong Mixture.
      2. Toothache: rinsing with dahurian angelica root; with gypsum and scutellaria root for stomach-fire.
      3. Rheumatic arthralgia (Wind-cold): with notopterygium root and ledebouriella root.
    2. Exopathogenic cold-wind
      1. Strong exopathogenic cold-wind: as in Notopterygium Decoction of Nine Ingredients.
      2. Yang deficiency: with ephedra, prepared lateral root of aconite.
    3. Accumulation of solution due to cold, manifested as cough, asthma, plenty of dilute phlegm: with ephedra, schisandra fruit, and dried ginger.
    4. Rhinitis manifested as runny nose, headache, with dilute phlegm.

    Dosage: 1-3g, decocted in water for oral doses.

    Precautions: Patients with hyperhydrosis due to deficiency of qi, headache due to uplifting of qi caused by yin deficiency, and cough due to lung heat caused by yin deficiency are not suitable for this drug.