Sweet Wormwood – Qiang Huo (Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii)

qianghuoSource: Qiang Huo – dried rhizomes and roots of the perennial herbaceous plant, Rhizome of Notopterygium incisun Ting ex H.T. Chang or the Rhizome and the root N. forbesii Boiss, family Umbelliferae.

Function: Qiang Huo expels wind and dampness and dispels cold to alleviate pain.

Application: Qiang Huo is used for joint pain due to rheumatoid arthritis, especially in the upper part of the body and is also used for headache of the wind-damp type.