Jiang Huang


Jiang Huang in TCM:

Explore the properties of Jiang Huang according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: turmeric
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: ST, SP, LV

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates qi, circulates blood

Actions / Indications:
  • Invigorates blood and Qi, alleviates pain (epigastric and abdominal pain due to qi and blood stagnation; chest pain and swelling due to trauma; amenorrhea or dysmenorrhea due to blood stasis)
  • Expels wind; benefits shoulders (wind-damp bi with blood stasis; especially for shoulder pain)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Jiang Huang acts as an antihyperlipidemic, an anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, cholagogic, and uterine stimulant.

  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: blood deficiency without stagnant qi or blood stasis)