Pungent, bitter and cold
Heart liver and gall bladder
1. To invigorate blood and stop pain; 2. To promote qi circulation and release stagnation; 3. To cool blood and clear heat in the heart; 4. To relieve jaundice and facilitate gall bladder function.
1. Qi and blood stagnation: a) pain in the chest, abdominal or hypochondriac regions-Curcuma root (Yu Jin) is used with Red sage root (Dan Shen). Cyperus tuber (Xiang Fu), Bupleurum root (Chai Hu) and Bitter orange (Zhiqiao); b) dysmeorrhea due to qi and blood stagnationa. Curcuma root. (Yujin) is used with Bupleurum root (Chaihu), Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu), White peony root (Bai Shao) and Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui).2. Mental derangement due to interior damp-warm attacking. Curcuma root (Yujin) is used with Grass-leaved sweetflag (Shi Chang Pu) in the formula Chanpu Yujin Tang.3. Jaundice due to interior accumulation of damp-heat. Curcuma root (Yujin) is used with Oriental wormwood (Yin Chen Hao) and Capejasmine (Zhi Zi).
This herb should not be combined with Cloves (Ding Xiang).