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Herbology

 
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Giant Knotweed Rhizome

Herb name (Chinese): 虎杖
Herb name (Pin Yin): hǔ zhàng
Herb name (English): Giant Knotweed Rhizome
Herb name (Botanical): Rhizoma et Radix Polygoni Cuspidati
Origin of species: Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. et Zucc.
Part(s) of herb used: Rhizome and root
Geo-specific habitat(s): Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Sichuan
Taste(s) & Properties: • Slightly bitter
• Slightly cold
• Administrates the Liver, Gall bladder and Lung Meridians
Action(s): • Eases symptoms associated with jaundice, (inflammatory) urinary ailments, changes in vaginal discharge, menstrual pain or pain experienced from physical injuries
• Relieves burnt or scalded skin and insect bites which trigger inflammatory conditions
• Calms coughs with yellow oral discharge