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(Huai) Niu Xi Achyranthes Root - Chinese Herbal Medicine


(Huai) Niu Xi Names

  • English Name: Achyranthes Root
  • Pinyin Name: (Huai) Niu Xi

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(Huai) Niu Xi Cautions


(Huai) Niu Xi Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Invigorates blood, expels blood stasis - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, lochioschesis.
  • Strengthens the sinews, bones, and joints - lower back and knee issues due to deficiency (tonifies the liver and kidneys).
  • Clears damp heat in the lower burner - damp-heat pouring downward manifesting as back and knee pain, w/lin.
  • Brings blood downward - yin deficiency with fire or hot blood in the upper warmer, vomiting blood, toothache, nosebleed, dizziness, headache, blurred vision (yang rising).


(Huai) Niu Xi Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 9-15g




(Huai) Niu Xi Appears In 2 Formulas

Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan

  • Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction
    • Primarily used for blood stasis with wind-damp in the channels and collaterals characterized by internal deficiency with external excesses - joint pain, muscle aches, numbness and/or pain in the lower extremities (may be severe).
    • Wind-cold damp bi-syndrome (i.e. arthritis) - particularly in the lower part of the body, hips, knees, lower back.
    • Sciatic pain with the correct underlying pattern.
    • Neck pain with the correct underling pattern.
    • Fractures that are reluctant to heal, particularly in the lower body.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Generally not for long term use and use with caution if at all in deficient patients.

Si Miao Wan

  • Four Marvels Powder
    • Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthritis with hot swollen joints. With the right underlying diagnosis both osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis would respond.
    • Gout.
    • Weakness and/or atrophy in the lower body with swelling.
    • Leukorrhea and other heat related discharge.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid in pregnancy.
    • Avoid in deficiency cases.
    • Generally not suitable for arthritis with cold/deficient signs.



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