Slice Of Rhizoma Ligustic/ Chuan Xiong
Rhizoma Chuanxiong (RC), the dried rhizome of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. (Umbelliferae), is a major cardiovascular protective Chinese herb especially for treating angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension, and stroke. https://cmjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13020-015-0031-3
Ligusticum Wallichi , also known as Ligusticum Root is a Herb used to improve the circulation of blood throughout the body. It helps in the formation of blood and prevents stagnation of Blood. (herbpathy.com)
As a helping assistant [herb], it can expel wind-dampness, regulate the Qi in the head and relieve headache. Chuan Xiong also serves as assistant and is used to activate the Qi and blood, expel wind and relieve headache.
Chuan xiong [ligusticum] and tang kuei steeped as a tea is a pleasant tasting nervous headache remedy.
From the manufacturer:
The taste is pungent; it is warm in nature. It enters the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pericardium meridians. Indications: to Invigorate Qi and open depression [for poor circulation], expel wind and dampness, [improve nerve pain and edema] promote blood circulation and relieve pain. It has been used to cure wind-cold headache, dizziness, dystocia, postpartum stasis, blocked energy pain, carbuncle sore, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, abdominal pain, chest and hypochondriac tingling, swelling and pain, and rheumatic arthralgia.
- Sheep Kidney wonton
50 grams of sheep kidney, 3 grams of cinnamon, 2 grams of Sichuan pepper (Zanthoxylum bungeanum), 5 grams of Ligusticum chuanxiong, 250 grams of flour, soy sauce and salt.
Grind the cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, and Chuanxiong into the powder for later use. Peel the sheep kidneys and rinse them to remove the scum on the waist, chop them into minced meat, add the powdered medicine, an appropriate amount of soy sauce, and salt to mix well to form a filling. Make it as Wonton as usual way.
Efficacy: Warming Yang and dispelling cold, promoting blood circulation and relieving pain, and treating dysmenorrhea.
- Ligusticum chuanxiong Clam soup
200 grams of clam meat, 10 grams of Ligusticum chuanxiong, potatoes and seasonings.
Simmer the chuanxiong with water in an appropriate amount to cook about 50ml of concoction, filter to remove the residue, and set aside. Put the potato slices into the pot, pour the chuanxiong juice and appropriate amount of water, boil until the potatoes are almost cooked. Wash the clams with saltwater. Put the clam meat in the pot, add the onion and other condiments after it is boiled.
Efficacy：Strengthens essence, invigorates blood, hematopoiesis, and soothes the nerves. Indications: for coronary heart disease, angina pectoris, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, and other diseases.