Jiang Huang - Invigorate Blood and Relieve Pain
(SP, ST, LV) - 3-9g


Jiang Huang
- Young and Yellow...
Until young and yellow threw out his shoulder he was downright windy with his pistol. He would use his pistol to make people dance in circles to invigorate their blood and qi, but he occasionally shot their toes which caused some pain.

He started being more careful after his pregnant wife (cc:pregnancy) got (cc: blood deficiency without stagnant qi or stasis)

English Name: turmeric
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
shoulder... windy expels wind; benefits shoulders
dance in circles... invigorate blood and qi.... pain invigorates blood and Qi; alleviates pain


       Jiang Huang Actions and Indications
  • Invigorates blood and Qi, alleviates pain (epigastric and abdominal pain due to qi and blood stagnation; chest pain and swelling due to trauma; amenorrhea or dysmenorrhea due to blood stasis)
  • Expels wind; benefits shoulders (wind-damp bi with blood stasis; especially for shoulder pain)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: blood deficiency without stagnant qi or blood stasis)
    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Jiang Huang acts as an antihyperlipidemic, an anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, cholagogic, and uterine stimulant.

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