$6.95 USA Shipping • 90-Day Hassle-Free Returns

Home » Qiang Huo – Notopterygium – Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii

Qiang Huo – Notopterygium – Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii

Qiang Huo

English Name: notopterygium (rhizome and root)

Pharmaceutical name: Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii

Medica Category: Wind-Cold Releasing Herbs

Properties: Qiang Huo enters the Urinary Bladder and Kidney channels; it is acrid and bitter in nature and warm in temperature.

What is Qiang Huo?:

The Chinese Herb Qiang Huo is the rhizome and root of a perennial plant (Notopterygium incisum) that grows naturally in Gansu, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan provinces (as well as being native to Tibet). Its roots are harvested in the winter and early spring; they are cleaned, dried, and then sliced for use as medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Qiang Huo:

Qiang Huo releases the exterior and dispels cold at the superficial level. It is used commonly used to treat headaches– it is especially effective for occipital headache pain w/associated feelings of heaviness and lethargy due to wind-cold-damp.

Qiang Huo serves to guide other pain-relieving herbs to the governing vessel and the greater yang channels.

Latest Blog Posts

  • How TCM Can Help You Avoid “Fifty-Year-Old-Shoulder”
    How TCM Can Help You Avoid “Fifty-Year-Old-Shoulder”

    Joint pain can be a huge burden, especially as we age. One of the most common issues people face as they approach their 50s is what some TCM practitioners call “fifty-year-old-shoulder.” Also known as frozen shoulder or impingement syndrome, this shoulder pain can be extremely aggravating and keep you from doing the tasks and activities…

  • Passion Statement
    Passion Statement

    While some are interested in careers earn more money, my path was different. I was led to advocacy that led me to a career in the nonprofit. I have always been drawn to giving back in my community. I grew up in the Philippines so helping to me is a wat of life. When I…

  • The Influence of Yin-Yang Theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine on Diagnosis and Treatment
    The Influence of Yin-Yang Theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine on Diagnosis and Treatment

    The core theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is established on the foundation of Yin-Yang theory. It is believed that Yin and Yang are opposite, mutually restrictive and interdependent in their relationship. Yin-Yang theory deeply influenced not only the core philosophies of Chinese Taoism and Confucianism but also profoundly shaped TCM’s diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.…