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 Introduction To Notopterygium Root (qiang huo)









Notopterygium Root (qiang huo)

Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii


Properties: Pungent and bitter in flavour, warm in nature, it acts on urinary bladder, liver and kidney channels. It has stronger action of relieving pain caused by wind-cold-dampness and rheumatic pain of shoulder and back.

Effects: Inducing diaphoresis, dispersing cold, expelling wind, removing dampness and relieving pain.


1. For aversion to cold, fever, headache, adiaphoresis and arthralgia due to exopathogenic wind-cold-dampness, the herb is often used in combination with ledebouriella root (Radix Ledebouriellae), chuanxiong rhizome (Rhizoma Ligustici chuanxiong), atractylodes rhizome (Rhizoma Atractylodis), etc. To expell wind, disperse cold and relieve pain, as in Notopterygium Decoction of Nine Ingredients (Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang)

2. For arthralgia due to wind-cold-dampness, pain in limbs and joints, especially pain in upper part of the body, the herb is often used together with ledebouriella root and turmeria (Rhizoma Curcumae longae).

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.

Precautions: The heavy flavour of the herb may induce vomiting, so overdosage is limited.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Notopterygium Root (qiang huo) 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, once 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 Notopterygium Root (qiang huo) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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