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Introduction To Achyranthes Root (niu xi)









Achyranthes Root (niu xi)

Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae


Properties: Bitter and sour in flavour, neutral in nature, it acts on the liver and kidney channels. When used raw, it has the effects of dispersing, promoting the circulation of Qi and lowering the upward flow of Qi by its bitterness, and promoting blood circulation to restore menstruation, conducting downward flow of heat and inducing diuresis to treat strangury. It is used to treat amenorrhea due to blood stasis, hematemesis and epistaxis due to blood-heat, strangury due to heat, and other syrengthening When used prepared, it is good at tonifying the liver and kidney, strengthening the bones and muscles, and is used to treat various syndromes caused by deficiency of liver and kidney.

Effects: Promoting blood circulation and restoring menstruation, conducting downward flow of heat, inducing diuresis to treat strangury, and tonifying the liver and kidney.


1. For treatment of irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea caused by blood stasis and postpartum tormina due to accumulation of blood stasis, it is usually used in combination with Radix Angelicae sinenis, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Flos Carthami, Herba Leonuri, and other herbs with the effect of promoting blood circulation to regulate menstruation.

2. For treatment of advese upward flow of blood-heat, hematemesis, epistaxis, it can be used together with Fructus Gardeniae, Radix Scutellariae, Rhizoma Imperatae, and other herbs with the effects of cooling blood to stop bleeding; For treatment of the liver-yang dizziness, headache due to the liver-fire, it can be used in combination with Concha Haliotidis, Os Draconis, Radix Gentianae, Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis, and other herbs with the effects of soothing the liver to lower fire; For treatment of flaring up of the stomach-fire, toothache and aphthae, it is used together with Gypsum Fibrosum and Rhizoma Anemarrhenae to clear away the stomach-fire.

3. For treatment of dysuria due to dampness-heat and stranguria with blood, stranguria caused by the passage of urinary stone, it is usually used together with Herba Lysimachiae, Folium Pyrrosiae, Talcum and other drugs having the effect of relieving stranguria and removing urinary stones.

4. For treatment of deficiency of liver-yin and kidney-yin, aching and weakness in waist and knees, weakness of muscles, it is used in combination with the Cortex Eucommiae, Radix Dipsaci, Ramulus Loranthi and other herbs with the effects of tonifying the liver and kidney, and strengthening bones and muscles; For treatment of blockage syndome or rheamatism due to wind-dampness mainly cold-dampness, it is used together with Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii, Radix Clematidis, and other herbs with the effects of dispersing cold and relieving pain; For treatment of blockage syndrome due to damp-heat, it is used in combination with Cortex Phellodendri, Semen Coicis and other heat-clearing and dampness-drying drugs.

Dosage and Administration: 6-15g. Chuan Niuxi is used mainly for promoting blood circulation to lower and disperse damp-heat, while Huai Niuxi is used for tonifying the liver and kidney.

Precautions: Contraindicated in pregnancy and menorrhagic women.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Achyranthes Root (niu xi) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Achyranthes Root (niu xi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

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