English Name: Ligusticum
Pharmaceutical name: Rhizoma Ligustici
Medica Category: Wind-Cold Releasing Herbs
Properties: Gao Ben enters the Urinary Bladder channel; it is acrid in nature and warm in temperature.
The Chinese Herb Gao Ben is dried Chinese Lovage root (Ligusticum sinense Oliv.).
Gao Ben releases the exterior and dispels cold. It enters the du governing channel and thus is specific for treating pain from wind-cold at any point along this channel.
Gao Ben treats vertex headaches associated with wind-cold invasion.