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Radix Cynanchi paniculati
Cynanchum paniculatum (Bge.) Kitag.
Cynanchum paniculatum, Paniculate swallowwort root
Source of Earliest Record
Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The roots, or rhizomes, are dug and gathered in autumn, cleaned, dried in the shade and cut into slices.
Properties & Taste
Pungent and warm
Liver and stomach
1. To dispel wind and dampness; 2. To stop pain and itching
Indications & Combinations
1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic joint pain, lower back pain, abdominal pain, toothache and pain due to external injuries. Paniculate swallowwort root (Xuchangqing) is used alone, or with other herbs in accordance with clinical manifestations.
2. Eczema and measles. Paniculate swallowwort root (Xuchangqing) is used with Flavescent sophora root (Kushen), Broom cypress fruit (Difuzi) and Dittany bark (Baixianpi).
Cautions & Contraindications
This herb should not be boiled too long.
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