Paniculate swallowwort root (Xuchangqing)
Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Cynanchi paniculati
Botanical Name: Cynanchum paniculatum (Bge.) Kitag.
Common Name: Cynanchum paniculatum, Paniculate swallowwort root
Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used: The roots, or rhizomes, are dug and gathered in autumn, cleaned, dried in the shade and cut into slices.
Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent and warm
Meridians: Liver and stomach
1. To dispel wind and dampness.
2. To stop pain and itching.
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).
Dosage: 3-10 g
Cautions & Contraindications: This herb should not be boiled too long.