Pungent and warm
Liver, gall bladder and pericardium
1. To invigorate blood and promote qi circulation; 2. To expel wind and stop pain
1. Blood and qi stagnation: a) irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea-Chuan Xiong  rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui ), Red peony (Chi Shao ), Cyperus tuber (Xiang Fu ) and Motherwort (Yi Mu Cao ); b) difficult labor-Chuangxiong, rhizome (Chuanxiog) is used with Cyathula root (Niu Xi ) and Tortoise plastron (Gui Ban ); c) postpartum abdominal pain-Chuanxiong rhizome (Tao Ren ) and Safflower (Hong Hua ); d) hypochondriac pain-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Bupleurum root (Chai Hu ), Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu) and Curcuma root (Yu Jin ); e) numbness of the limbs-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Red peony (Chishao), Earthworm (Di Long ) and Spatholobus stem (ji Xue Teng ).2.Headache: a) wind-cold headache-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Dahurian angelica root (Bai Zhi ) and Asarum herb (Xi Xin ) in the formula Chuanxiong Cha Tiao San; b) wind-heat headache-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Chrysanthemum flower (Ju Hua ), Gypsum (Shi Gao ) and White-stiff silkworm (Baijiangcan) in the formula Chuanxiong San; c) wind-damp headache-chuangxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Notopterygium root (Qiang Huo ), Ligusticum root (Gao Ben ) and Ledebouriella (Fang Feng ) in the formula Qianghuo Shengshi Tang; d) headache due to blood stagnation-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Red peony (Chishao), Red sage root (Dan Shen ) and Safflower (Honghua); e) headache due to deficient blood-Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Chinese angelica root (Danggui) and White peony root (Bai Shao ).3. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome (Painful joints). Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) is used with Notopterygium root (Qianghuo), Pubescent angelica root (Du Huo ), Ledebouriella (Fangefeng) and Mulberry twigs (Sang Zhi )
This herbs is contraindicated during hemorrhagic diseased and during profuse menstrual flow.